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Welcome to Research Councils UK

Welcome to the website for Research Councils UK, the strategic partnership of the UK's seven Research Councils.

Each year the Research Councils invest around £2.8 billion in research covering the full spectrum of academic disciplines from the medical and biological sciences to astronomy, physics, chemistry and engineering, social sciences, economics, environmental sciences and the arts and humanities.

Many activities are undertaken collectively and this site aims to give comprehensive and up to date information on the progress of cross-Council activities and to provide a portal into individual Councils support for research, training, knowledge transfer and public engagement. Follow the left hand links to find out more.

The About the Research Councils menu provides links to information on how the Research Councils operate and the role they play in helping to deliver Government's objectives for science and innovation. Follow the About RCUK menu to find out more about how the Councils work together, for example in providing submissions to consultations and Parliamentary inquiries.

We welcome feedback about the website. Email your comments to webmaster@rcuk.ac.uk

 

What's New

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  • New centres to transform the way we live in Digital Britain
  • Three new centres which will develop digital technology to transform the lives of the elderly, disabled, and people in rural communities will be announced today by Lord Drayson, Minister for Science and Innovation.
  • 29/04/09

  • Long term future of University research secure
  • There has been a significant improvement in the financial position and sustainability of research in the UK’s universities according to an independent review published today, reporting to Research Councils UK and Universities UK. The review found a positive impact of the FEC regime and recommends continuing on the present model, while also recommending a range of technical improvements.
  • 29/04/09

  • RCUK publishes report on open access study
  • RCUK published today an independent study commissioned by the Research Councils into open access to research outputs. The purpose of the study was to identify the effects and impacts of open access on publishing models and institutional repositories in light of national and international trends.
  • 23/04/09

 

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