Independent report

Review of research bureaucracy

An independent review of research bureaucracy, and methods to free up and support researchers to focus on research.



This independent review, launched in March 2021, was led by Professor Adam Tickell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Birmingham.

The final report draws together the overall scope and context for the review, and presents findings and recommendations across different aspects of the research system.

In his letter, the Secretary of State thanks Professor Adam Tickell for leading the review.

The interim report provided a summary of the evidence gathered and set out the guiding principles of the review.

See the call for evidence that fed into this review.

Published 22 March 2021
Last updated 28 July 2022 + show all updates
  1. Final report published.

  2. Interim report published.

  3. First published.