Opportunities for public services

Collaboration between academic researchers and public services can take many forms. Find out about the opportunities for collaboration and read about some recent examples of successful collaborations between researchers and public services.

Current initiatives linking researchers to the public services

Our Research Facilitator for Local Government based at INLOGOV at the University of Birmingham offers local authorities advice and support how to access academic expertise in universities.

We have helped the Parliamentary Office for Science at Westminster to establish a Social Science Section which enables academic researchers to influence parliamentary debate, scrutiny and decision making.

Our network of What Works Centres are designed specifically to provide the commissioners of public services with the on the impact of projects and programmes designed to improve growth, reduce crime, tackle poverty and re-design public services.