By Claudine Anderson, Policy Manager in the RCUK Public Engagement with Research team. Here at RCUK, we believe that engaging young people with exciting cutting-edge research is vital to help inspire the next generation to follow a career in research. This is why we support many schemes that connect young people and researchers, including Nuffield [...]
By Dr Nafees Meah, Director RCUK India. I joined Professor Mark Bailey, the Director of the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), and Professor Alan Jenkins, the Deputy Director, on their recent travels around India. They had taken five days out of their very busy schedules to come to India. CEH is a NERC Centre [...]
There are developments to report on the Doctoral Impact and Career Tracking study. The questionnaire has been developed and has been piloted with the aid of some very helpful doctoral graduates. We asked about their current employment and whether they think that doing a PhD seven years ago mattered for the job they have now [...]
Over thirty technically minded people gathered together on the 14th &15th March 2013 at The Lakeside Centre at Aston University for the Hack Day hosted jointly by the Gateway to Research (GtR) project & United Kingdom Office for Library and Information Networking (UKOLN). The event was helped along by the Developer Community Supporting Innovation (DevCSI) [...]
Yesterday afternoon we published the latest version of the guidance for the revised RCUK policy on Open Access. This version incorporates all of the comments that we received from the short call for input that we ran during March, asking for comments on where the guidance needed to be further clarified. For all but the [...]
The study into the impact and careers of doctoral graduates is progressing. On February 25th we passed the first checkpoint and we decided to survey doctoral graduates in April. Even before we have reached the survey itself, hundreds of doctoral graduates from 2003-2006 have contacted CFE to register their willingness to participate. From this, we know [...]
RCUK supports prize winners at the National Science + Engineering Competition at the Big Bang Fair. We enable young people to embark on special trips to some of the most prestigious scientific facilities in the world. During these exclusive scientific trips, the young people have the opportunity to meet with scientists and take part in [...]
RCUK are once again looking forward to participating in The Big Bang 2013, which this year will be at ExCeL in London on 14th – 17th March. The fair is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people in the UK. At RCUK, we believe that inspiring the next generation of [...]
The linked document contains a technical summary of the APIs available in the GTR Beta release of March 2013. More APIs will be added and the functioning of existing APIs will change over time – readers are asked to check the GtR web portal to ensure they are working from the most current version. At [...]
GtR Release Note 04/03/2013 Paul Chitson, Gateway to Research Technical Coordinator First of all apologies that this release note is late as two system and one data change have been completed since the initial beta launch. User Interface Changes – Addition: Google cookie. We have begun to use the Google analytics to track usage of [...]
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