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Examining the Nurse Review of research councils

9 December 2015

The Science and Technology Committee holds a one-off evidence session on the Nurse Review of research councils.


Tuesday 15 December 2015, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

At 2.15pm

  • Sir Paul Nurse

At 3.00pm

  • Professor Philip Nelson, Executive Group Chair, Research Councils UK
  • David Sweeney, Director, Research, Education and Knowledge Exchange, Higher Education Funding Council for England

Purpose of the session

The session will examine the Nurse Review on the Research Councils (PDF 456 KB), published on 19 November 2015, and, in the light of the Spending Review, published on 25 November 2015, will follow up issues raised in the Committee's earlier report on the science budget (PDF 722 KB).

These issues include the role of the research councils, the future of the science ‘dual support' funding system, also addressed in the Higher Education Green Paper (PDF 2.15 MB) published on 6 November 2015, and the link between science and innovation.

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