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Research Briefing Archive

The Research Briefing is an electronic newsletter produced by the Research Division. It is published monthly from October to July each academic year and features:

  • research news
  • the latest research funding opportunities and pre-call announcements 
  • snapshots of research awards won by LSE academic staff
  • examples of research findings

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July 2015 [Wellcome Trust makes ORCID iD mandatory, research opportunities in Japan, future of the European Research Area, Research Awards team honoured at ARMA awards, funding for Knowledge Exchange and Impact, data management, data protection and research ethics surgeries plus more]


June 2015 [LSE celebrates impact, launch of Research Data Management service, LSE Research Festival, pilot programme for Kudos web-based impact toolkit, changes to research accounts, Google Scholar Citation Profile plus more]

May 2015 [New ESRC chief executive's strategy, UK Data Service news, new Science Europe principles on open access publisher services, EU International Research newsletter, embedding knowledge exchange and impact into research, Third Annual Conference on Systemic Risk, new LSE impact case studies, LSE Works plus more]

April 2015 [New ESRC Research Grant thresholds, EC FP7 final monitoring report, Democratic Dashboard election tool, new Centre for Vocational Education Research, KEI termly briefing, REF2014 impact database and report, new LSE impact case studies, ESRC demand management report plus more]

March 2015 [New impact case studies, Campaign for Social Science event, UK Data Service's impact blog, UK Research Office annual visit, Horizon2020 information day, AHRC research grants plus more]

February 2015 [European Research Council fellowships, Leverhulme Trust Research Centres call, RCUK 2014 impact report, EPSRC Pioneer magazine special edition, research ethics review guidance and flowchart, 2015 LSE Works plus more] 

January 2015 [REF 2014 result, Data and research ethics drop in sessions, 2015 EU budget, EC 2015 work programme, Health at a Glance in Europe 2014 report, the Guardian University Awards, UK Data service webinars, 2015 LSE Works plus more]


December 2014 [Revised LSE Research Ethics Policy and Procedures, Horizon2020 Consortium Agreement guide, Academy of Social Sciences report, announcement of the Leiden Statement, LSE Works 2015, Santander Travel Fund plus more]

November 2014 [New-look Research Briefing, Queen's Anniversary Prizes, HEFCE Open Access policy, research ethics workshop, how to write a Pathways to Impact statement plus more]

October 2014 [New research impact website, Knowledge Exchange and Impact Masterclasses, Academic Development Programme, Impact Acceleration Fund, new ESRC Chief Executive plus more]

Summer 2014 [LSE Director's public lecture at the Sao Paulo Research Foundation, Horizon2020 public consultation, Nesta Open Data Challenge Series, AHRC and ESRC success rates plus more]

June 2014 [Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) conference, ESRC strategic direction consultation, Research Councils' delivery plan 2015-16, European Commission guidance on projects extensions and missed reporting deadlines plus more]

May 2014 [Academic Development Programme, World Social Science Forum, Global Research Funding Programme, 'Social Science of the Nexus' Network Plus, Social Inequalities in Europe Conference, Leverhulme Visiting Professor plus more]

April 2014 [ESRC recruiting panel members, European Research Council (ERC) peer-review guidelines, Business Partnerships (formerly Corporate Relations Unit), travelling abroad on school business, help a major research project understand how you use books plus more]

End of March 2014 [Leverhulme Trust Director's visit, award for outstanding achievement, ESRC Centres and Large Grants Competition, Alan Turing Institute for Big Data plus more]

March 2014 [Skills Development Programme, consortium to improve social care practices, new tool for policymaking on media issues, spread the word about your research, online risks plus more]

January 2014 [LSE IDEAS, UK's first festival dedicated to humanities, Academic Book of the Future, Open Access in Horizon 2020, 2014 Prince of Asturias Awards, smart cities and communities, funders at LSE, events and workshops, the impact of Social Sciences plus more]


November 2013 [Message from Julia Black, Field Research Method Lab blog, support for Knowledge Exchange activities, Horizon 2020, EU enlargement, future living, ESRC Research Seminar Series, ERC Investigator Grants plus more]

October 2013 [Sustainable finance - human rights and global economy, Skills Development Programme, Conduct Costs blog, British Academy's priorities for 2013 - 18, Open Research (ORA) in Europe, Net children go mobile plus more]

Summer 2013 [Research Development Initiative, 'What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth', senior appointments, democratic audit blog, ESRC and ACCA sign joint agreement, BSPS annual conference, research round up plus more]

June 2013 [Research Excellence Framework update, Big Data workshop, research development in a challenging environment, Association of Research Managers and Administrators Annual Conference (ARMA) top downloads, LSE Research Online, positive parenting, challenges facing Africa plus more]

May 2013 [Research Incentives Policy, signing a publisher agreement - RCUK, Research Professional funding search engine, Impact at LSE, ESRC festival of Social Sciences, patient neglect plus more]

April 2013 [Lifetime Achievement Award, International Growth Centre (IGC), visit from the ESRC, Green or Gold? Open Access for LSE, proposed reforms into the funding of care and support plus more]

March 2013 [Department of Statistics, ESRC Fellowship, LSE's 'Global Thinkers', preventing mass atrocities, US planning system, 'Young Global Leader', Philippe Roman Chair plus more]

February 2013 [Research programmes in India, enhancing the visibility of LSE research, LSE awarded HR excellence in research, get to know the LSE Director plus more]

January 2013 [New research centre; Institute of Macroeconomics, LSE Health receives award, LSE's PSSRU, recent awards, Net children go mobile, researchers recommend core changes plus more]


December 2012 [LSE research supports major report on NHS funding, exhibit your research in visual form, chancellor risking 'fatal error' on growth, reading riots plus more]

November 2012 [Bridging Fund scheme, schizophrenia, the future of UK and Scotland, energy and economy, American elections plus more]