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Strategic Research Programmes

The Strategic Research Programmes respond to the need for cross-cutting evidence to inform policy by facilitating collaboration across scientific disciplines and between Main Research Providers (MRPs), and through partnership working with other UK funders of research. Scientific excellence continues to be a priority and all research proposals were peer reviewed by scientific experts and by users of the research outputs. Further details of these requirements can be found in the Introduction to the Invitation to Tender.

Programme Management and Knowledge Exchange

The Directors of the MRPs have formed a Directors' Executive Committee to oversee delivery of the research programmes. The Committee reports to the Strategic Advisory Board for RESAS Science twice yearly.

The Knowledge Exchange strategy for the programmes sets out how the desired outcomes of the research will be achieved through effective communication of research findings to the main users. It also describes how the success of the knowledge exchange activities will be assessed.

Programme Management and Knowledge Exchange Theme

Environmental Change Programme

This Programme is aligned with the UK intergovernmental research partnership, Living with Environmental Change led by NERC and responds to the CAMERAS priority of Local Responses to Global Change. There are four Themes in the programme:

Ecosystem Services Theme

Water and Renewable Energy Theme

Land Use Theme

Economic Adaption Theme

Food, Land and People Programme

This Programme is aligned with the UK Global Food Security programme led by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and responds to the CAMERAS priority of Optimising the Use of Natural Assets. There are four Themes within the programme:

Food Theme

Health and Welfare Theme

Diet and Health Theme

Rural Communities Theme

Further Information

The following links provide a glossary of terms used within the Programme documents and links between the Work Packages.

Glossary of Terms

Links between Work Packages