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HEPI / Elsevier webinar on 'The Research Landscape', with Amanda Solloway, the Minister for Science, Research and Innovation
On Tuesday 20 October HEPI, in conjunction with Elsevier, will host a free half-day webinar on the research landscape in, and after, the pandemic. Including a ministerial keynote address by Amanda Solloway, the Minister for Science, Research and Innovation, the webinar will include a presentation of some new findings about research in the pandemic followed by a panel of experts discussing what the 2.4% target should mean for research priorities after the pandemic.

Programme:

9.45am Introductory remarks from Kumsal Bayazit, Chief Executive Officer of Elsevier

10.00am Ministerial Keynote Address by Amanda Solloway, the Minister for Science, Research and Innovation

10.15am Q&A with the Minister

10.25am ‘The Political Environment around Research’ by Jonathan Simons, Director of Public First

10.35am Q&A with Jonathan Simons

10.45am Presentation on Elsevier’s research on the UK research base in the pandemic, by Lesley Thompson, Vice President, Academic & Government Strategic Alliance at Elsevier

11.00am Q&A on Elsevier’s research

11.10am Panel on ‘What should the 2.4% target mean for research priorities after the pandemic?’

• How will the coming global and UK recession affect spending on research?
• What priorities should there be for distributing new research spending – should levelling up trump excellence?
• How can international collaboration be encouraged when there are less porous boundaries as a result of Brexit, travel restrictions and financial challenges?

The panel will include:

• Professor Paul Boyle, Vice-Chancellor of Swansea University
• Professor Colette Fagan, Vice-President for Research at the University of Manchester
• Professor Tim Softley FRS, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Transfer at the University of Birmingham
• Stian Westlake, Chief Executive of the Royal Statistical Society

Oct 20, 2020 09:45 AM in London

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