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Independent review of research pooling initiative

The Scottish Funding Council announced an independent review of the Scottish research pooling initiative in November 2018.

Research

The review is being chaired by Professor Louise Heathwaite from Lancaster University. It is supported by an advisory panel of experts including representatives from universities, UK Research and Innovation and the Association of Medical Research Charities.

The review is expected to conclude in September 2019.

Terms of reference [PDF]

Advisory Panel Membership

Dr Cat Ball, Policy Manager
Association of Medical Research Charities.

Dr Alicia Greated
Director of Research & Enterprise at Heriot-Watt University, member of SFC’s Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee (RKEC).

Douglas Mundie
Deputy Chair of SFC’s Board and member of SFC’s Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee (RKEC).

Professor Philip Nelson
Professor of Acoustics, University of Southampton, formerly Executive Chair, EPSRC.

Dr John Rees
Director of Science for Earth Hazards, Observatories, British Geological Society and GCRF Challenge Leader, UKRI.

David Sweeney
Executive Chair, Research England, UK Research and Innovation.

Professor James Wilsdon
Professor of Research Policy and Director of Research and Innovation, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Sheffield.

Advisory Panel meeting papers

  • Agenda [PDF] from meeting held on 31 October 2018.
  • Minutes [PDF] from meeting held on 31 October 2018.