Every two years, RCUK carries out a User Satisfaction Survey to determine and understand how the Research Councils are meeting the needs of users of research, and to identify areas for improvement.
Non-academic end-users across a diverse range of sectors, geographical spread and size responded to the survey, which specifically gathers their views on their experiences of working with the Research Councils and universities, and how they make use of research outcomes. These ‘users’ include representatives from business and charities as well as policymakers.
Research can provide many benefits and opportunities for business, the public sector, voluntary and community organisations. The findings of this survey helps to ensure these benefits are maximised and increase the impact of our work.
A summary report of the 2014 User Satisfaction Survey is now available.