Russell Group response to Tickell Review of research bureaucracy

28 July 2022

In response to the publication of the independent review of research bureaucracy led by Adam Tickell, Stephanie Smith, Head of Policy (Research and International) at the Russell Group, said:

“Freeing up unnecessary bureaucracy will require a joint effort from all parts of the research system, and the Tickell review makes a number of welcome recommendations to improve coordination and standardisation across the sector, streamline the funding application process and free up time for grant holders to focus on research.

“Alongside the Grant review of UKRI last week, it is positive to see a focus on how we can ensure the UK research sector is as efficient and effective as possible so world class research can thrive and we are ready to tackle the major challenges we face, from productivity to climate change. It is vital that we maintain this momentum and we look forward to working with Government and the wider sector to deliver early action to implement these changes, which will benefit researchers, funders and universities.”

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