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Reference and guide to SFIA version 7. Framework status: Current standard.

Research: Level 6

Develops the organisation's research policy and supervises the work of research functions. Promotes activities externally, attracts and manages significant portfolios of research funding. Sets research goals and authorises research proposals. Leads strategic and/or interdisciplinary research projects. Maintains a strong external network reaching beyond own immediate area of specialism and takes a leading part in professional activities outside own employing organisation. Presents position or keynote papers at major conferences, writes journal articles for publication in high impact journals, and presents reports to major clients.