Collection

Areas of Research Interest

Areas of Research Interest (ARI) give details about the main research questions facing government departments.

ARI also include information on:

  • departmental research systems
  • research and data publication policies
  • research and development strategies

Background

In response to the 2015 Nurse review of the UK Research Councils, the government accepted the review’s recommendation to provide:

  • a more strategic approach to departmental research and development programmes
  • a more sophisticated dialogue with academia
  • documents that set out the most important research questions facing each department

Aims

ARI aim to improve how government departments:

  • align scientific and research evidence from academia with policy development and decision-making
  • access a wide range of suppliers
  • engage with researchers
  • access stronger policy evidence bases at better value for money
  • share research commissions

Feedback

To help improve the ARI, please send your comments to:

ari.comment@go-science.gsi.gov.uk

Departments' Areas of Research Interest

  1. DWP Areas of Research Interest

    • Research and analysis
  2. DIT areas of research interest 2017 to 2018

    • Research and analysis
  3. Ministry of Defence area of research interest

    • Research and analysis
  4. Cabinet Office Areas of Research Interest 2017/18

    • Transparency data
  5. BEIS: areas of research interest

    • Research and analysis
  6. FCO areas of research interest 2017 to 2018

    • Research and analysis
  7. DfT areas of research interest 2016 to 2017

    • Research and analysis
  8. Defra group areas of research interest

    • Research and analysis

Non ministerial departments' Areas of Research Interest

  1. Food Standards Agency: Areas of Research Interest

    • Research and analysis
Published 28 June 2017
Last updated 5 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added Health and Safety Executive (HSE) areas of research interest.
  2. DIT, DWP and MOD Areas of Research Interest added.
  3. Cabinet Office ARIs added
  4. BEIS ARI added.
  5. FCO areas of research interests added
  6. Added DH areas of research interest.
  7. Added DfT ARI
  8. Added the FSA's ARI
  9. First published.