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Find out the most important research questions facing government departments

Government Office for Science priority research areas published  The Government Office for Science has launched a series of summaries about their priority research areas.  The Areas of Research Interest (ARI) documents detail the most important research questions facing government departments: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/areas-of-research-interest. Eleven ARIs have been published so far and there are more in the pipeline. They are intended as…

The UK Parliament wants more academics to engage with them

From York to Dundee, over 50 academics and professional staff attended Wednesday’s information-packed Research, Impact and the UK Parliament event held here at Northumbria. The key message was that the UK Parliament want academics and the research community to engage with them. They really really want to hear from YOU! This is great news as…

REF 2021: Guidance Released

This afternoon HEFCE released the decisions on staff and outputs for REF 2021. Our very own Ruth Hattam was digesting the details over lunch and has come up with a useful bitesize summary. If that’s not enough REF for you you can always read the full thing (it’s only 19 pages): http://www.ref.ac.uk/media/ref,2021/downloads/REF%202017_04%20Decisions.pdf All staff with significant…

UK Research & Innovation Launch – Video

Yesterday the Chief Executive Designate of UK Research and Innovation, Sir Mark Walport, set out his vision for the new organisation which will formally begin operations in April 2018. Jo Johnson, MP, the Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research & Innovation also spoke. You can view the full live stream of the event here:

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ECR event on the HEFCE consultation on the next REF, Tues 14 Feb

As you have no doubt heard, the Higher Education Funding Council for England has launched a consultation on the next Research Excellence Framework. This includes proposals intended to streamline the REF process and make it less burdensome for UK universities whilst maintaining and improving incentives for research excellence.  It includes recommendations relating to: the submission of…

Calling all academic researchers!

Don’t miss out on three great opportunities for academics to work with and learn about Parliament. Attend Research, Impact and the UK Parliament training and learn how to use academic research to engage with Parliament. Training sessions take place monthly around the UK. Get involved in UK Parliament Week 2016 (14–20 November). Engage your students, colleagues…

Find out more about Participatory Action Research with training days in 2017

Three workshops are being offered by the Participatory Research Hub for those interested in finding out more about this way of researching in collaboration. The workshops are open to those new to and established as researchers in universities, the voluntary and public sectors, communities and activists. Participatory research is an excellent route to research impact…