The Research Councils promote the flow of authoritative information and exchange of views between scientists, members of the public and policy-makers. By doing so, they aim to:
- Foster a climate of trust between these different groups, to enable UK scientists to carry out world-leading research.
- Contribute to the development of a society which is equipped to engage with science and ensure the supply to the UK economy of scientists, engineers and other researchers.
As the UK’s largest investors in fundamental research, the Research Councils are well placed to bring cutting edge science and scientists into schools.
Research Councils increasingly work together to deliver a number of initiatives. For more information, explore the Public Engagement with Research section of the RCUK site.