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Rural Affairs and the Environment (RAE) Consultation on the Research Strategy for 2016-2021.

Rural Affairs and the Environment (RAE) Consultation on the Research Strategy for 2016-2021.

Friday, February 28, 2014

ISBN: 9781784123055

The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on the scope and content of the draft RAE Research Strategy for the 2016-2021 period.

Executive Summary

In April 2011 the Scottish Government commissioned a portfolio of RAE research and related initiatives from its Main Research Providers (Moredun Research Institute; Scotland’s Rural College; The James Hutton Institute; Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh) and Scottish Universities. That work will conclude in March 2016.

There is now a requirement to identify the Scottish Government’s future needs and priorities for the RAE portfolio. This consultation seeks views on the Scottish Government’s proposals for these and to establish the high level vision for the 2016-2021 period; the key underlying principles for future funding; priority outcomes and themes for future support; appropriate funding and delivery mechanisms; and knowledge exchange and performance management approaches.

The outcome of the consultation will be incorporated into a strategy that will provide the framework for commissioning new work over the period 2016-2021.