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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

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Your research: Science for Global Good

UKCDS has just launched ‘Your Research: Science for Global Good’, a new researcher and funding hub encouraging researchers to consider how they could use their knowledge...

29 June 2016

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Global development research is on the rise

Last year put global development into the spotlight. Several major crises (such as Ebola and migration) tested a development community which also celebrated several new...

9 February 2016

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The ethics of long-term climate research

How is climate change being factored into long-term investments and planning decisions in Africa? This was one of the key questions asked of a 12-month study, led by the...

11 December 2015