Russell Group comment on new Research Collaboration Advice Team

25 May 2021

Commenting on the announcement of a dedicated Government team to protect researchers' work from hostile activity, Dr Tim Bradshaw, Chief Executive of the Russell Group, said:

“The provision of a dedicated Research Collaboration Advice Team (RCAT) within Government, as called for by the research sector, will support universities and researchers to make informed decisions about their international partnerships. It will bolster joint efforts from universities and Government departments to combat threats to sensitive UK research from hostile actors.

“Ultimately, this will help to keep the UK research sector open and allow the country to continue to benefit from secure collaboration with international partners, whether that is in the discovery of new treatments for diseases, or in the development of new technologies that can help us reach our net zero goal.”

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