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Overseas impact

The Department for Science, Innovation and Technology is seeking information on the impact UK researchers have when working abroad, in its first ‘areas of research interest’ call for evidence since being established. As well as wanting to know how UK research and innovation professionals are perceived overseas, the department wants to establish whether a monetary value can be put on their work. Dave Smith, the department’s national technology adviser, wrote in the document that Dsit aims to “have a profound impact on the lives of people not only within our country but across the globe”.

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