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RCUK Statement on international collaboration post EU referendum

July 6th 2016 - Research Councils UK (RCUK) have published a press release underlining the fact that success of UK research is dependent on best UK researchers collaborating with partners and sharing facilities across international boundaries. As stated, RCUK are committed to enabling and facilitating collaborations between UK researchers and international partners in Europe and across the world. Following the UK’s referendum vote to leave the European Union the RCUK are working with UK research communities and with Government to ensure that the UK is well placed to maintain its place as a leading research nation. While the UK remains a full member of the European Union they encourage researchers to continue to engage with partners in the EU and with European funding schemes as normal. The RCUK recognise that there is uncertainty about the future of the UK’s relationship with the EU in general and specifically affecting aspects of the research system. They are working with Government to ensure that the concerns and needs of UK researchers are represented and are considered in the negotiation of a future relationship with the EU.

The entire press release is accessible on the RCUK webpage.

Date: 15.07.2016