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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

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Trends that will affect research for development

Last year was a pivotal time for global development. With several agreements relevant to sustainable development and a changing funding landscape in the UK, I wanted to...

21 October 2016

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Work on research systems are varied and crucial

Research Councils UK has launched a call for evidence on the GCRF Collective Fund, part of the new £1.5 billion Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). Nick Perkins,...

8 August 2016

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Key priorities for the GCRF Collective Fund

Research Councils UK has launched a call for evidence to gather views on the high-level challenges and delivery the GCRF Collective Fund, part of the new £1.5...

1 August 2016