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RCUK has published the RCUK Impact Report 2014, demonstrating how the Research Councils have worked together to achieve greater impact for the research, training and innovation they support.
RCUK has reaffirmed its commitment to Pathways to Impact and will require a clearly thought through and acceptable Pathways to Impact statement as a condition of funding in the future. This change will take effect for peer review panels which take place after 1st April 2015.
The aim of this project is to build a picture of the whole research landscape in the UK and to develop a stronger evidence base. Researchers are invited to contribute through the UK Knowledge Landscape Tool.
Throughout 2014, the Research Councils continued to fund excellent research that has a major impact on the economy and society, with the ambition of making the UK the best place to do research, innovate and grow business.
The success of the UK dual support system for university research was reinforced today as the results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) were announced.
The Research Councils welcome the opportunity to work with Sir Paul Nurse to ensure that the UK research system continues to deliver high impact, high quality research that benefits economy and society in the UK and beyond.
Research Councils UK (RCUK) is pleased to announce almost £6m in joint funding between the UK and Brazil for Research Partnerships under the Newton Fund.
The UK and Chile governments have recently entered a bilateral partnership to support excellent research and innovation under the Newton-Picarte Fund.
The Research Councils are seeking nominations for members of the Research Organisation Consultation Group (ROCG). The group, established in 2004, was originally to advise the Research Councils on the implementation of FEC but now enjoys a broader remit advising on all aspects of research funding administration and policy.
The Appointments Panels for six of the Research Councils are seeking applications from suitably qualified academics or experienced individuals to fill a number of vacancies on their governing Councils.
RCUK is delighted to announce that Professor Jane Elliott, Chief Executive of the Economic and Social Research Council, was yesterday (20 November) elected unanimously to the Science Europe Governing Board.
On Thursday, November 13, the WISE Awards took place in London celebrating the achievements of women in science and engineering.
RCUK welcomes yesterday’s publication of the Hauser Report outlining recommendations for the future of Catapult Centres.
Come and visit RCUK at the Support Zone, participate in our sessions, including; What our Research and Innovation Campuses can offer you, Connecting with Relevant Expertise and Innovation Assets within the Research Base and How the UK Research Base can help you be a leader in the Global Marketplace.
ESFRI (the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures) is updating its Roadmap of Research Infrastructures and has launched a call for projects to be considered for inclusion.
The winners of the National Science and Engineering Competition 2014 have shared their exciting experiences at some of Europe’s premier research institutes in diaries telling their stories.
Applications from senior academics in the area of economics/finance or experienced individuals from the voluntary sector are invited for two vacancies on ESRCs governing Council.
RCUK are delighted that positive discussions between the UK and China to hold a joint competition to trial new technologies that address the challenges of urbanisation are underway.
Research Councils UK (RCUK) would like to issue a reminder that the deadline to submit evidence for the 2014 review of the implementation of the RCUK policy on Open Access will be closing soon.
Research Councils UK (RCUK) are the first research funders in Europe to implement a single system for gathering details of research outcomes across all research disciplines. The harmonised approach launches today, with 30,000 RCUK funded researchers being invited to register with the new system over the coming weeks.