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Any press enquiries that relate to any cross-Council policies or initiatives are usually dealt with by the RCUK press office. Here you can find press releases from RCUK.

Contact our press office

For further information please contact:

Simon Wesson
Media Campaigns Officer
Email: Simon.Wesson@rcuk.ac.uk
Telephone: 01793 444067
Twitter: @SimonWessonPR

The Reseach Councils have a collective communications network, the News Planning Group. This is currently chaired by Tamera Jones (NERC).

The seven Research Councils also have their own press offices, which deal with any specific enquiries relating to their work. Contact details are available on their websites as follows:

Latest updates

Global issues from health to humanitarian crises to be tackled in ambitious research programme

Leading experts from the UK and in developing countries across the world are joining forces to tackle some of the most serious global challenges in a new multi-disciplinary research programme launched today. In one of the most ambitious international research programmes ever created, £225 Million has been invested across 37 interdisciplinary projects.

July 21, 2017
UK Research and Innovation launches interim website

An interim website has been launched today by UK Research and Innovation, www.ukri.org. The site will be a source of news and information about the development of UK Research and Innovation ahead of its formal creation in April 2018.

July 19, 2017
Research Councils UK confirm RCUK Open Access block grant funding levels until 2020

Research Councils UK are pleased to confirm that the Open Access block grants will be continued at current levels for a further 2 years. The grants fund costs relating to articles published in peer reviewed journals that have resulted from RCUK funded research and which acknowledge Research Council Funding.

July 18, 2017

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Publications and Resources

Research Councils UK produce a variety of publications and resources which provide resources for researchers and users of research; highlight the outcomes and impact of research; and set out policy and strategy. Publications are listed in chronological order, the first being the most recent. 

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RCUK produces a number of films about cross-Council research and policy areas.

Content Style Guide

The research councils have produced a joint style guide which includes guidance for online and printed resources. This style guide provides information that will help ensure the research councils produce clear, consistent and user-friendly content across our websites and printed media.

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