The prime minister insisted that investing in science is a “crucial public priority” as he asked the Queen to suspend parliament and the government announced that it would unveil fast-tracked plans for spending next week.
Research England has awarded funding to eight universities in the first round of a scheme designed to support research collaborations between domestic and international institutions.
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Announcing our next round of MedTech funding – launching 14 August 2019 – Find out more about our third round of Connect funding and how to apply in our new videos, and read our top tips for writing an expression of interest.
NIHR announces annual social care funding competition – We’re pleased to announce that the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme will be running a dedicated social care funding call on an annual basis.
Leading geneticist Robin Lovell-Badge has said that a change in Japanese rules enabling researchers to grow human cells in an animal embryo is “significant” in the context of that country but such research would already be permitted in the UK.
The Natural Environment Research Council is calling for input on its planned strategy to encourage public engagement with environmental research.
A dearth of research on staff-to-student sexual misconduct in universities is masking the problem, according to a group of researchers.
Paediatrician and academic Terence Stephenson has been appointed chair of the Health Research Authority, the national agency responsible for the governance of clinical trials.
The Augar review’s failure to assess the potential impact of its recommendations on how research is funded has led to a “distorted” view of higher education’s financial health, according to a House of Lords report.
Health minister Matt Hancock has announced £250 million in funding for a laboratory looking at the application of artificial intelligence in the National Health Service.
The National Institute for Health Research is to launch an annual call specifically focused on social care research, with a £3-million funding pot for the first round
Social scientist Ian Diamond, who led an overhaul of Welsh university funding, has been named as the UK’s national statistician.
Former civil servant Ravi Gurumurthy is to become chief executive of the UK innovation charity Nesta.
The UK’s post-study work offer for international students is significantly less attractive than competitor nations, with UK policies moving in the opposite direction to those of its international counterparts, a review has found.
UK Research and Innovation has launched the Healthy Ageing Programme, a £98 million strand of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund that aims to increase research that will support the UK’s ageing population.
More detail is needed on the government’s promise of additional funding to ensure continuity in the supply of medicines in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the life sciences industry has warned.
An alliance aimed at providing researchers with better access to health data has recruited a group of hospital trusts, research bodies and medical research charities to increase the range of information available.
GCRF Global Multimorbidity – Seed-funding 2019
Multimorbidity is recognized as a significant and rapidly increasing health, economic and societal problem in low- middle- and high-income settings. A collective and coordinated effort is required to deliver a step-change in the prevention, measurement, management and treatment of multimorbidity through research.
There are plenty of reasons to be hopeful about government innovation
Around the world, there are positive examples of innovation in government and powerful ideas that could shape the near future. Geoff Mulgan.
Has reporting on women in the creative industries changed?
Greater space has been afforded to women’s thoughts and opinions in the media’s reporting on the creative industries. But gender imbalances remain. Cath Sleeman.
We need smarter data for inclusive innovation
Data can sometimes reinforce old ways of thinking. New forms of evidence are needed to help us better understand inclusive innovation policy. Juliet Ollard, Madeleine Gabriel, Chantale Tippett
This month, read new briefings on emergency admissions to hospital from care homes, and understanding primary care networks. Plus we’re looking for outstanding leaders in health and health care policy and innovation from across Europe to join Sciana: The Health Leaders Network. Click here for full articles