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Information Disclosure Guide

Information disclosure Gateways with other government departments- Digital Economy Act 2017-Research (Chapter 5)- Definition of Research in the public interest

Research in the public interest is research whose primary purpose is for example, to provide an evidence base for:

  • public policy decision making;
  • public service delivery
  • decisions which are likely to significantly benefit the economy, society or quality of life of people in the UK/  UK nationals or people born in the UK now living abroad
  • replicate, validate, challenge or review existing research and proposed research publications, including official statistics
  • significantly extend understanding of social or economic trends or events by improving knowledge or challenging widely accepted analyses; and/or
  • improve the quality, coverage or presentation of existing research, including official or National Statistics.