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How to use storytelling in research

Research and evidence are vital to tackle international development challenges. Evidence is required for policymakers to make informed decisions such as shaping the UK aid agenda to the general public deciding on who to vote for or even where to shop.

15 September 2017

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Video: How does UKCDR contribute to development?

Professor Chris Whitty was appointed Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Health in January 2016. He was appointed Deputy Government Chief Scientific Adviser in April 2017 for an interim period. Prof. Whitty also sits on the board of UKCDS.

21 July 2017

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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