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Publications and Resources


Research Councils UK produce a variety of publications and resources which provide resources for researchers and users of research; highlight the outcomes and impact of research; and set out policy and strategy. Publications are listed in chronological order, the first being the most recent.

  • Policy & Strategy
    The following publications highlight joint Research Council policy and strategy in a variety of areas such as Research administration, Impact, Public Engagement and Research Careers. Our publications reflect our Strategic Vision, with its objectives being reflected throughout these publications.

  • Reports
    The reports within this area highlight the impact of the work we do and the research we invest in.

  • Researcher Resources
    Publications within this area are aimed specifically at researchers and institutions. There is a range of information and tools that can help researchers to improve career development and prevent research misconduct. It is important for academics who receive Research Council funding to keep up to date with RCUK's current policies and guidance for researchers.

  • Submissions
    As the strategic partnership of the seven UK Research Councils, RCUK frequently submits written evidence to inquiries and consultations by government departments, Select Committees of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, and to other organisations.

  • Research Briefings
    This series of briefings demonstrates the impact and value of multidisciplinary research taking place in the UK.

  • Archive
    The following publications have been archived by RCUK and are provided for reference purposes only.

Our latest publication is:

RCUK User Satisfaction Survey 2012 Final Report

In 2006 the Warry Report recommended that the Research Councils UK should undertake and publish the results of a bi-annual survey of users – to determine and understand the extent to which user needs are being met, and identify areas for improvement.

This report presents the findings and conclusions from the 2012 user satisfaction survey, with feedback on progress since the 2010 survey.

A copy of the report is available to download here PDF 400KB.