The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) are undertaking a review of the bureaucratic load within the research process, with a view to identifying inefficiencies, improvements and future directions with a view to ” substantially reduce research bureaucracy, primarily for the benefit of individuals and teams conducting research.”.
They have released a call for evidence here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/independent-review-of-research-bureaucracy
It will stay open for submissions until Friday, 1st of October. Please note you should submit an individual response.
They have asked for the link to be circulated widely in the community and have said:
“We are grateful to all those who have already contributed to the Review’s evidence gathering. Responses to the call for evidence will be considered in addition to the evidence already gathered. Those who have already contributed should be reassured that their comments have been captured though they are welcome to provide additional input should they wish to.
Please don’t hesitate to contact the Review team should you have any questions. ”
This is a wide-ranging review and is an excellent opportunity for us all to help shape the future of research processes against the vision of open research.