Strategy and systems

We support strategy development through our expertise in bibliometrics, and bring considerable expertise in the selection and implementation of current research information systems (CRIS).

Benchmarking & evaluation of research support

We help institutions evaluate the effectiveness of their research support functions, providing independent expert advice informed by our knowledge of practice across the higher education sector.

Training and facilitation

We deliver training and facilitation for institutional managers, researchers and research support staff on topics ranging from strategy development to team-building, and from financial management to partnership development.

Some of our Clients


Client Logo
Zahra Sheraz Research Strategy Manager (Analytics

“I would like to thank both Andrea and Rob for your help, assistance and advice throughout this project. I have been absolutely impressed with the level of detail, clarity in the advice offered and the excellent level of service. My colleagues and I look forward to working with you further.) – The University of Nottingham

Client Logo
Alma Swan Director of European Advocacy

“I would recommend Intellectual edge Consultancy to anyone looking for a consultant in the HE sector with knowledge, experience, understanding and really professional competence.” – SPARC Europe

Client Logo
David Coombe Director, Research Division

“The recommendations have the potential to turn what is at the moment a snapshot of current practice to one which enhances contracts management practices throughout the Russell Group and possibly beyond – a lasting legacy. Very many thanks for a job well done.” – London School of Economics