Archive | July, 2013

Leverage from public funding of science and research

By Dr Sarah Main A year ago, in the middle of the London 2012 Olympic Games, I walked in to the peculiarly empty offices of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). Having taken its commitment to halve the number of civil servants working from central London seriously, most BIS staff were operating from […]

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Supporting research data management costs through grant funding

By Ben Ryan, Senior Manager, Research Outcomes, EPSRC  Making research data available to our stakeholders is very important to the Research Councils and, to ensure we have a consistent approach, there is a set of common principles, published by RCUK, which provides an overarching framework for individual Research Councils’ policies on data policy. One of […]

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The early bird catches the worm: engage now with EU Structural and Investment funding

By Professor Dave Delpy, Chief Executive of EPSRC and RCUK Impact Champion  From 2014, EU Structural and Investment (S&I) funding will, for the first time, be available for investment in research and innovation across the whole of the UK. Everyone is familiar with the ‘EC Structural Funds’ but many people may not be aware that […]

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Sustainable cities and the challenges of urbanisation in India

By Dr Nafees Meah, Director, RCUK India India has been described as a ‘reluctant urbaniser’. In 2001, the percentage of the population living in urban areas was estimated to be 28 per cent. Ten years later, it is little more than 30 per cent. This is despite the explosive growth of megacities such as Delhi, […]

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