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RCUK launches Gateway to Research


RCUK launches Gateway to Research

The new web-based portal was launched on Thursday 5th of December with intent to make publicly funded research projects more accessible

Research Councils UK, a strategic partnership consisting of the UK’s seven Research Councils with a collective annual investment in research of around £3 billion, has just launched the Gateway to Research. By collating the outputs, impacts, technologies and processes of over 42,000 publicly funded research projects, Gateway to Research hopes to maximise the value and impact of publicly funded research by developing synergies with commercial interests.

The British Minister responsible for the websites’ launch at the House of Commons, Lord Younger, said that “Publicly funded research should be freely available…we must build on the opportunities for businesses to connect with this research and collaborate with universities…[thus enabling] a greater take up of knowledge and commercialisation”.

The service has positive implications for the marine research sector; being a competence of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) - one of the seven RCUK members – it’s representation on the database will hopefully yield results in the form of a more open and connected research community.

These sentiments about the availability of research were echoed by Professor David Delpy, Impact Champion at RCUK, who stated “we are very proud to have created this new portal…[enabling] even greater connectivity between research and business…to deliver economic growth and improve the wellbeing of our society”.

Please find the Gateway to research here.

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