Webinar: Navigating Government and Parliamentary Areas of Research Interest, 10 Jan
18 December 2023
Policy Engagement Public Engagement - training
Government and Parliament publish 'Areas of Research Interest', which are collated in a database. In this online event you can learn more about what ARIs are, how to search them, and find ways to contribute your research.
Date: 10 January 2024
Time: 12:00 to 13:15 (UK time)
Host: Universities Policy Engagement Network (UPEN)
Discover how your research can align with government and parliamentary interests in this insightful online event. Learn from experts including Nicky Buckley (UK Parliament / University of Cambridge), Professor Kathryn Oliver (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), and others about navigating Areas of Research Interest (ARIs).
A searchable database of Government ARIs is now available, making it easier for researchers to find out where there is interest in their topic within Government. In the UK Parliament and in the Senedd / Welsh Parliament, Areas of Research Interest have also been trialled as a way of helping Parliamentary committees to gather information on academic research to support scrutiny work.
This session will enhance your understanding of ARIs, providing guidance on finding relevant topics and contributing impactful research. Ideal for academics seeking to engage with governmental bodies.
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