R&I Workforce Survey: helping to shape government policies


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The Royal Economic Society would like to encourage members and the public to fill in the first Research and Innovation (R&I) Workforce Survey in the UK, produced by Ipsos, an independent research organisation.

The aim of the survey is to help shape UK government R&I policies and government funding decisions. The questions in this survey are crucial for understanding how the R&I workforce is affected by government policy. This survey covers the full diversity of occupations in the R&I workforce, including trainee or experienced researchers, technicians, engineers, R&I leaders and managers.

Please fill in this survey if you are a researcher or innovator – whether you create new knowledge or adapt or apply others’ innovations. We welcome views from all specialisms, whether you work in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), the humanities, arts or social sciences; and whether you work in the private, public or non-profit sector.

Ipsos has produced this survey on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). BEIS has designed this project in collaboration with UKRI, Innovate UK, industry bodies, business organisations, charities and National Academies to make sure the findings will be useful for all sectors and institutions funding and supporting R&I in the UK.

Participation in the survey is voluntary and confidential, and you can change your mind at any time. To check the survey is legitimate and get more information on how your data will be used, visit Ipsos’s privacy policy. Ipsos adhere strictly to the Market Research Society Code of Conduct. For more information about this survey, please email UK-Innovationworkforce@ipsos.com.

The survey will take up to 20 minutes to complete. You will not be able to save your answers, so please ensure you have enough time to complete it in one go. The closing date is the 13 May 22. We thank you for your participation.

Fill in the survey here.