The funders of the Local Authorities Research Council Initiative (LARCI) was created to build a bridge between the Research Councils and UK local government. It closed in March 2011 and the funders commissioned this review to help establish what arrangements should follow on.
This study has drawn on substantial documentary materials and some 80 semi-structured interviews with a wide range of stakeholders, including senior staff at a number of European local government research enterprises.
A copy of the report can be downloaded here .
A summary of the full report can be downloaded here .