Consultation outcome

Triennial review of the Research Councils: call for evidence

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

We expect to publish the final report of the ‘Triennial review of the Research Councils’ by the end of spring 2014.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


Seeks evidence for the government's review of the structures that deliver funding for the UK research base.


Consultation description

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is reviewing the Research Councils in accordance with the government’s commitment to review public bodies. These reviews aim to increase the accountability for actions carried out on behalf of the state.

This review looks at the structures for delivering funding for the research base. It is not a review of the government’s underlying policy on funding the research base.

We hope to receive evidence from a wide variety of stakeholders and invite information from any party with an interest.