NAO-Royal Society event on cross-government Research & Development (13 Dec)

An important opportunity to discuss the future of UK Research

Date: 13 December 2017
Time: 09:00 for 09.30 – 12:00
Venue: The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London


The UK research landscape is set for major changes, including the formation of the UK Research & Innovation, the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, the prominent role of science in the government’s industrial strategy, and additional government funds committed to research.

The NAO has recently published Cross-government funding of research and development. This report is accompanied by six case studies and the evaluative framework we have developed to help funders establish strategic leadership arrangements, set priorities, share information and data to make informed-decisions on what to fund, and evaluate research outcomes.

This event presents an opportunity to hear more about our work and to hear from key sector experts about their experiences of coordinating research. There will also be time available for discussion with like-minded colleagues about the challenges facing UK research.


  • Professor John Loughhead, Chief Scientific Adviser at BEIS
  • Rebecca Endean, Strategy Director, UKRI
  • Nathan Moore, Head of Office for Strategic Coordination of Health Research (OSCHR)
  • Rob Buckingham, Head of Remote Applications in Challenging Environments, UKAEA
  • Craig Lucas, Director of Science and Innovation for Climate and Energy, BEIS
  • Ian Viney, Director of Strategic Evaluation and Impact, Medical Research Council


The event is free for government officials and colleagues from the private or third sector. Registration will be at 09:00 and the event will begin at 09:30.

Please RSVP by Thursday 16th November.