RCUK releases beta ‘Gateway to Research’

RCUK logoResearch Councils UK (RCUK)  released on 12 December a ‘beta’ version of a new web-based portal that gives the public better access to information about research funded by the UK Research Councils.

Gateway to Research aims to provide a mechanism for businesses and other interested parties to identify potential partners in universities to develop and commercialise knowledge, and maximise the impact of publicly funded research.

The beta Gateway to Research contains information such as who, what and where the Research Councils fund, as well as details about the outcomes, outputs and impact held on RCUK’s Research Outcomes System (ROS) and ResearchFish.

The information contained within the Gateway to Research beta version is a fixed snapshot of available information on research, containing real data from all grants across all seven Research Councils awarded from 2006 onwards.

 RCUK would like people to use and interrogate the beta site and provide feedback to RCUK on their experience to inform the development of Gateway to Research over the next year. They would also like to encourage third parties to investigate innovative ways that the data can be used and shared to take it to a broader audience.  The final product will launch at the end of 2013.

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