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UKRI must put diversity at the heart of the research system

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Research will thrive if a broad mix of disciplines, approaches and people is supported, says Ottoline Leyser.

On 1 April, UK Research and Innovation will come out of the shadows and formally come into being. Its establishment is a landmark opportunity for UK research to speak with a unified voice.

This will be crucial as the UK negotiates its future with the European Union and the rest of the world. With the right strategic direction, the new organisation can catalyse a more holistic, agile and interdisciplinary research system.

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