Help to build a picture of UK research
8 January 2015
Social scientists have the chance to contribute to a project which maps out UK science. The Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology is running a project is to build a picture of the whole research landscape in the UK and to develop a stronger evidence base. This evidence will help to inform strategic decision-making and help the UK to maintain its excellence in research.
The project, called the UK Knowledge Landscape Tool, is designed to gather data from researchers on the disciplines and infrastructure they think make up modern research. The Council is interested in crowd-sourcing a large amount of data, which will be analysed to produce outputs such as taxonomies and maps. The more responses the tool has, the better the mappings are likely to be. For this reason, they welcome all input.