Supporting basic research in science and engineering

26 November 2003

The Royal Society outlined in its responses to The Office of Science and Technologys consultation on the Sustainability of University Research and Sir Gareth Roberts review of the Research Assessment Exercise, that a fundamental review of the overall public funding of university research should be undertaken by the Government. At the present time the Society is not proposing any particular alternative arrangements to the present system, but would welcome the opportunity to contribute ideas to a review.