Gateway to Research Pop-up survey

A new pop-up survey has been introduced into the Gateway to Research system. The main aim of the survey is to capture general information about the users of the portal to help us ensure it meets their needs. The survey will ask a small number of questions, such as which sector the user works in and […]

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Gateway to Research (GtR) – Studentship information

We are pleased to announce that Studentship information is finally being published on RCUK Gateway to Research. This comprises of data from AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, MRC, NC3Rs, NERC and STFC. In keeping with the communication that was sent out to Research Organisations in September 2015, the data being published is restricted to Training grants and […]

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Living with Air Pollution in a Chinese Megacity

By Cerian Foulkes, Communications and Programme Manager, RCUK China. AQI, PM2.5, 3M N93. For Beijing residents, these are the everyday terms we use to navigate the smog that engulfs our city. Early last week, as Beijing’s pollution reached ‘Beyond Index’ levels not seen since early 2013, daily chatter moved away from Christmas holiday plans to comparing […]

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We’re now a member of ORCID

By Sarah Townsend, Senior Research Funding Analyst, Research Councils UK (RCUK) The Research Councils can today announce that we have become members of the Jisc UK ORCID consortium and our grants system will be ready to start capturing ORCID identifiers (ORCID iDs) early next year. This news is the culmination of several years of engagement […]

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What is the Connected Nation?

By John Baird, Lead for the RCUK Digital Economy Theme. With the stage set for Connected Nation: Thriving in the Digital Economy, a major cross-council event taking place at the British Library this Tuesday, 8 December, John Baird, Lead for the Research Councils UK (RCUK) Digital Economy Theme provides a background to the event, and […]

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Indian Prime Minister visit to the UK: Highlights strong UK-India research partnership

By Sukanya Kumar-Sinha Deputy Director, RCUK India The euphoria around Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first visit to the UK started months before the actual visit, and continues to remain high a week later! We, in the research arena, are particularly ecstatic about how science, research and innovation came through with flying colours. During this […]

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Grant giving: Global funders to focus on interdisciplinarity

By Professor Rick Rylance, Chief Executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Chair of Research Councils UK. Three arguments are often made in favour of interdisciplinary research. First, complex modern problems such as climate change and resource security are not amenable to single-discipline investigation; they often require many types of expertise across the biological, […]

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Debating Open Access in India

By Andrew Telford, Senior Programme Manager, RCUK India I recently had the opportunity to participate in an interesting interactive seminar hosted by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) Library and Information Centre, on open access policy in India. The aim of the seminar was to discuss the challenges, opportunities and benefits of designing and implementing an […]

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