Researchers may have a rocky road ahead, but there will be waymarks to guide them
December is a time to reflect, to make lists (and check them twice), to ponder what might have been and what may yet be. For all of us who deal with research policy, it’s no different.
Last December I predicted that 2019 would bring a comprehensive spending review and the UK leaving the European Union. Well, what can I say? Events, dear boy, events. Still, undeterred by past misses, here is my forward look at 2020, carefully curated with colleagues from the Eastern Arc universities with whom I’ve been working since taking up the director’s role in the autumn.