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Video: What if UKCDR did not exist?

Dr Jasdeep Sandhu is Head of Chief Scientific Adviser’s Cabinet, Research and Evidence Division at Department for International Development (DFID). Dr Sandhu leads on UKCDR...

13 July 2017

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Celebrating 10 years of UKCDS

Professor Duncan Wingham, Chair of UKCDS and the Chief Executive of NERC Why UKCDS was created? UKCDS was created following recommendations of the Development Sciences...

5 July 2017

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Context and credibility in scientific evidence

Annelise Andersen Credibility in scientific research is determined by where it is published. For scientists, getting your research accepted by particular journals can make a...

16 June 2017

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How does tech contribute to the SDGs?

How does tech contribute to the SDGs. Photo – Inga Kjer There are 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030. The inter-sectoral links between the goals...

21 March 2017

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How can the REF support international development?

How can the REF support international development. © NASAJSC The Research Excellence Framework (REF) assesses the quality and impact of research in the UK, and in 2014 was...

2 March 2017

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Research calls: Best CCI Practices

  After a meeting with the UKCDS Advisory Board, we decided to explore best practice in fostering competition, collaboration, impact (CCI) in international research...

27 January 2017

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How to make research accessible to policymakers

Working at the science-policy interface is diverse and it led me to completely rethink my own research interests, methods and impact. I spent 18 months seconded to the...

2 December 2016