Independent Review of Research Bureaucracy: Celtic Academies Alliance Response

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The Celtic Academies Alliance has published its submission to the BEIS  Independent review of research bureaucracy.

The review is seeking views on ways to substantially reduce research bureaucracy, primarily for the benefit of individuals and teams conducting research. 

In its response, the CAA says:

‘The review is timely. It provides an opportunity to ensure that the research application and review process operates as efficiently and effectively as possible.

‘The Alliance supports the use of proportionate and robust processes to safeguard the use of public funds and to support high quality research.

‘It is crucial to develop a culture of trust across all parts of the system, including government, funders, universities and individual researchers. This would mean that all those involved understand how their requirements and actions have an impact on others in the system and would help to ensure that levels of bureaucracy and oversight are proportionate to need.’

Responses to this call for evidence will feed into the interim and final reports of the Independent review of research bureaucracy, which was first launched in March 2021. The goal of the Review is “to advise on a substantial reduction in unnecessary research bureaucracy in government and the wider sector, supporting our researchers to focus on research and related activities which contribute to a healthy research base”.