Research Councils UK Mission for Social and Economic Impact provides for the first time a clear statement on its role in enhancing the economic and social wellbeing. It covers the activities and disciplines of all seven Research Councils.
It is accompanied by a Statement of Expectation on Economic and Social Impact, which describes the behaviour and attitudes that RCUK wishes to foster.
Speaking on behalf of Research Councils UK, Professor Philip Esler said "Our commitment to excellent research that extends the boundaries of human knowledge remains as strong as ever. These documents signal a progression in the Research Councils' policy on knowledge transfer, begun in 2006 with the publication of the Warry Report, which recognises that publicly funded research should benefit us culturally, socially and financially. The publication of our Mission and Statement of Expectation represents a significant milestone that will be reflected in the Research Councils' peer review processes and in their grant terms and conditions."
The RCUK Mission for Economic and Societal Impact is available here .
The RCUK Statement of Expectation on Economic and Societal Impact is available here .