The Copy link on the menu bar creates a new piece of research based on the current research – i.e. new research containing all the same filtering, grid fields, client details, ranking etc. which the current research has.
(You can also create a copy of existing research by finding it on the recent tab of the home page, and using the Copy link which is displayed in that list.)
Compliance officers who are carrying out file-checks can use the Copy tool to create a copy of the research which they are then able to edit – other people’s research viewed in file-check mode is read-only and cannot be modified.