The Independent Review of Research Bureaucracy

Posted 2022.02.14

In March 2021 the Government launched an independent system-wide review of research bureaucracy, as part of their Research and Development Roadmap for the UK. The review covers  a wide range of  processes  and  activities including, but not limited to; the  development,  submission  and  assessment  of  funding applications,  governance  and assurance, digital  research  platforms and project  management  and reporting. After several months of evidence gathering, a secretariat team led by Professor  Adam  Tickell (Birmingham University) have released a report which outlines interim findings. The interim report  presents  a summary  of  the  main issues  and ideas  for  changes that have been brought forward to date.  It  also sets  out  the basis  of  the next  phase of  work,  where  the  Review  will  investigate these ideas  in  more  detail ahead of  a  final  report  and recommendations  later  in 2022. 


You can read and download findings from the interim report here