Comment: Sir Paul Nurse Landscape Review

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Sir Paul Nurse's Landscape Review of UK research, development and innovation was published this week. The review was commissioned as part of the 2021 UK Innovation Strategy, to describe the diversity of UK RDI organisations, to identify strengths and weaknesses, and to make recommendations for improvement of the RDI landscape.

On the review, Prof Bart De Strooper, Director of the UK Dementia Research Institute, said:

“Paul Nurse’s review of the UK’s research and development landscape is a bold articulation of how UK science could thrive, with a focus on enabling the best research for the benefit of all of society. The review recognises the important role of research institutes in uniting diverse, multidisciplinary teams behind a common mission and addressing national needs by pursuing research in high-priority areas.

“The review’s recommendation that institutes should receive long-term, end-to-end funding is welcome, and we are pleased that the UK Dementia Research Institute has recently secured a five-year funding package that offers the security he recommends.

“Above all, we strongly endorse Sir Paul’s comments on necessity of associating to Horizon Europe, and urge the Government to implement this without delay. Horizon membership will give us ready-made access to the best European research talent, infrastructure, networks and data, which will only strengthen the science conducted on UK soil.”

Article published: 7 March 2023
Banner image: Thomas Angus, Imperial College London