The Economic Significance of the UK Science Base

Report Title: The Economic Significance of the UK Science Base

Published: 30/03/14 



This report was commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).

The report analyses the links between research performance, research funding models and the knowledge exchange activities and research motivation of academics in the UK, and the constraints they face in engaging with organisations external to their universities.
It focuses in particular on the characteristics of the UK system of Dual Funding Support in which University research funding is provided by the twin routes of institutional block grants from the Funding Councils based on periodic quality assessment exercises and funding won in peer reviewed competition from the Research Councils.
The coverage this report has had includes:

Times Higher Education
 ‘REF alternative delivers similar outcome for QR funding‘, 11 April 2013

Times Higher Education
‘Richest universities take lion’s share under dual support, BIS told‘, 5 April 2013

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