Engaging with IROs: Exploring Research, Policy and Practice Interfaces

Friday 31 January 2020 UCL

The current UK research capacity and funding programme frameworks encourage cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary research to drive innovation and maximise the impact of investments, realised by creating strong partnerships across sectors, flexible environments and joint successes. Across UK Higher Education, Research Institutes, Independent Research Organisations and other organisations is the potential to tap into new resources, ideas, knowledge, expertise, skills and research. Working in collaboration requires time to build trust, but also to explore the potential interfaces of impact and success.

This Conference explores the opportunities and challenges of working across institutions and the interfaces of research, policy and practice. The areas we are focusing specifically on are:

  • The practical aspects of collaborative/partnership research
  • Opportunities and barriers of working across HEIs, IROs and other bodies in partnership
  • Challenges of bringing different forms of expertise into a single research project
  • The interfaces of impact and legacy, recognising different sectors/organisations may have different understandings of impact and legacy


More information will be provided on this shortly.