Government confirms research not subject to gagging clause

Nature reports that the UK government has confirmed that academic research funded by the research councils, HEFCE and the national academies will not be subject to the so-called “gagging clause”, part of changes in legislation restricting use of government funds for lobbying purposes, which is due to come into effect on 1st May: http://www.nature.com/news/uk-government-pulls-back-from-rule-gagging-researchers-1.19775

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