Publication - Strategy/plan

Rural Affairs, Food and Environment Research Strategy for 2016 - 2021

Published: 13 Feb 2015
ISBN:
9781785440991

This strategy sets out the principles and processes behind the investment the Scottish Government will make in research for the Rural Affairs, Food and Environment portfolio from 2016 to 2021.

Rural Affairs, Food and Environment Research Strategy for 2016 - 2021
The vision for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment Portfolio research in 2021

The vision for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment Portfolio research in 2021

We will have delivered research that is relevant, respected and responsive to Scotland's communities, its people and to the rural economy in 2021 by:

  • Having a Strategic Research Programme, which has interdisciplinarity at its core and has a single clear identity that is recognised nationally and internationally for its excellent science.
  • Demonstrating increased levels of collaboration with researchers from other institutions through leverage of our investment in research.
  • Having evidence of increasing innovation activity associated with the programme with a range of non-commercial and commercial funders.
  • Ensuring we demonstrate the impact of our research undertaken on the communities, businesses, public sector and the economy of Scotland in a clear and measurable way.
  • Making the significant data holdings we support through our funding more visible and accessible.
  • Creating Centres of Expertise at points of significant demand in the system for the translation of scientific understanding from across Scotland into solutions to critical questions that will emerge over time.

Contact

Email: Liam Kelly