The work of the Economic and Social Research Council: first report of session 2004-05 report, together with formal minutes, oral and written evidence.
House of Commons papers 2004-05 13
- Corporate Author:
- Great Britain Parliament House of Commons Science and Technology Committee
- Gibson Ian chairman
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
As part of its rolling programme of scrutiny of the activities of the Research Councils, the Committee's report examines all aspects of the work of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), including its structure and aims, income and expenditure; support for research and researchers; interaction with other Research Councils, industry and government; its response towards skills shortages in social science subjects; knowledge transfer and user engagement. Conclusions drawn include that the ESRC should utilise feedback from its consultation exercise to inform development of its forward strategy and operating plan; and also increase the proportion of its funding made available to responsive mode research. In light of the problems of skills shortages which affect all scientific disciplines, the Committee recommends a cross-Council approach with the establishment of a Strategic Capabilities Fund to address skills shortages and to ensure geographical coverage in key subjects.
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