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Monthly Archives: May 2014

An update on the ’Science in Society’ project

In November last year, the Government announced its acceptance of the recommendation of the National Science Challenges panel to develop an overarching strategy on science in society.  The Minister then established a steering group comprising deputy CEs from both the … Continue reading

‘Impact’: What’s in a word?

The word ‘impact’ has come to be the catch-all term to describe the expected benefit or ‘return’ from investing in scientific research.  But what the word actually means can vary greatly depending on whom one asks and who does the … Continue reading