A lull in the general hurly burly allows me to post a few resources that might be of interest. Research Information Network (RIN) have published a useful introduction to Government and research policy in the UK including a natty little chart showing all the links and relationships between different parts of the system.
Research Councils UK (RCUK) have published a new toolkit for researchers on how to engage the public called ‘The Engaging Researcher.’
I haven’t had time to look at it in great detail so very happy to post someone’s review of it! It at least allows me to mention that RCUK are in the process of producing a concordat on public engagement with the support of funders, universities etc. It will be a way of hopefully bringing people round the table to focus on this important activity, more often and in a more strategic way.