RCUK Submissions to Consultations and Inquiries from 2009 are available below:
HEFCE Consultation on the Research Excellence Framework
This consultation requests feedback on proposals for the Research Excellence Framework – new arrangements for the assessment and funding of research in UK higher education institutions to replace the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).
Commons Science and Technology Committee Inquiry into Regulation of Geoengineering
This inquiry focuses on one aspect of geoengineering: the regulation of geoengineering, particularly international regulation and regulation within the UK.
Commons Science and Technology Committee Inquiry into Bioengineering
This inquiry examines how the UK can maintain a globally competitive position in emerging and existing bioengineering research fields, with particular focus on three areas: research, translation and regulation.
Lords Science and Technology Committee Inquiry into Setting Science and Technology Research Funding Priorities
This inquiry investigates how decisions are made to fund research to meet societal needs; the balance of funding for targeted versus unsolicited response-mode curiosity-driven research; and how research is commissioned in Government departments and agencies.