Autumn statement should include funds for research security

15 November 2023

Investment is needed to protect the research that will be crucial to the UK’s economic future, writes Ben Moore in the most recent edition of Research Professional. 

The piece outlines why a Research Security Fund is a necessary investment at the upcoming Autumn Statement, drawing on learning from a similar Fund set up by Canada. 

In the piece Ben writes: 

"Keeping the UK safe depends on getting national security legislation and regulation right, but this also needs to be matched by investment, so that the researchers and research managers at the sharp end of security threats can respond to new dangers quickly and effectively. 

"This is what a new research security fund would help deliver. It would be a force multiplier that would maximise the impact of the extensive work UK universities are already doing in this area."

You can read the full article here.


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