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Research Councils UK Executive Group

The RCUK partnership is led by the Research Council chief executives, who collectively own, drive and monitor the strategic and operational activities that deliver the RCUK mission.

The RCUK Executive Group (RCUKEG) provides the forum through which the individual Research Council chief executives work together.

The Chair of the RCUKEG is selected annually from among serving Research Council Chief Executives; with the current chair being Professor Alan J Thorpe, Chief Executive of the Natural Environment Research Council. 

Senior figures from the Higher Education Funding Councils, other research funders and stakeholder organisations are regularly invited to participate in RCUKEG discussions.

To enable RCUK to work with the Office of Science and Innovation to discuss high-level strategic issues and provide advice to the Director General of Science and Innovation, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has established the Joint Strategy Group (JSG). This group is chaired by the DGSI and meets quarterly.

RCUKEG and JSG replace the original Research Councils UK Strategy Group (RCUKSG), which led RCUK activities between May 2002 and July 2004.

Research Councils UK Strategy Unit
Polaris House
North Star Avenue
Swindon, SN2 1ET

Tel: 01793 444420
Fax: 01793 444409



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