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UKRI publishes Annual Report

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has published its Annual Report and Accounts, covering the financial year 2019-20.

The Annual Report and Accounts encompasses all nine of UKRI’s constituent research councils and has been laid before Parliament.

It contains the Performance Report, which details a number of significant milestones and achievements for UKRI, including their work supporting the research and innovation community during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the delivery of significant investments such as the Industrial Strategy Challenge and Strategic Priorities Funds.

Writing in the introduction to the report, UKRI Chief Executive Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser said: “UKRI has supported researchers and innovators who have been at the heart of the response to COVID-19, ensuring that the Government’s response is informed by the best possible science. I am very proud of the way UK Research and Innovation has responded.”

Read the Annual Report 2019-20 (PDF, 10.5MB)

AHRC Annual Report 2015-16

ahrcThe AHRC’s Annual Report and Accounts 2015-16 have been published.

The report is a reflection of the last 12 months, highlights of follow-on fund awards, and key achievements.

For the first time you will be able to view the annual report data via a new visualisation tool. This visualisation highlights the wide range of research organisations from which excellent arts and humanities research proposals were drawn and where new postgraduate studentships were funded in 2015-2016. They will continue to share more dynamic visualisations of data in the future.

Click here to access the AHRC Annual Report and Appendices for 2015-2016. (PDF, 2MB)

BIS annual report 2014-15

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have published their Annual Report and Accounts for 2014-15.BIS logo

The report highlights key acheivements, how they performed, and consolidated accounts.  The accounts show that the department’s spending on science and innovation in 2014-15 was around £500m, with £561m planned for 2015-16, including the budget for Innovate UK. Spending through the research councils remains stable at around £4.6 billion.



EPSRC Annual Report and Funding Rates 2014-2015

EPSRC logoThe EPSRC have issued their annual report where they are focussing on securing better value for money and investing in skills training and research.  You can read Research Professionals article on the EPSRC’s annual report here.

EPSRC have also issued a report of their funding rates for last year.  In this period, EPSRC considered 2,386 research grant proposals through peer review and provided funding for 914, giving a funding rate of 38%.  This amounted to a demand of £1,823M, with funding for £713M and funding rate by value of 39%.


ESRC annual report shows that success rates have dropped

The ESRC have released their annual report for 2014-15.  As well as highlighting research that they have funded, it also sets out their strategy.  This includes ‘Big Data’, building capability, impact, and international partnerships.ESRC

There are interesting sections on demand management (p.21-22) and Research Professional have written an article following up on this and success rates.