Making science work for development
  • We bring people together
  • We share knowledge
  • We promote opportunities

We bring people together

We work together with other key organisations to improve coordination, identify future research needs and share best practice in research for development.

We share knowledge

Connecting the research with a changing policy landscape provides important context for big decisions and helps create solutions that are relevant and effective.

We promote opportunities

We work to foster the future of research for development by promoting and brokering opportunities for collaboration, funding and jobs.

UKCDS brings together UK government departments and research funders to deliver effective development outcomes

Professor Duncan Wingham
  • UKCDS Chair
  • Chief Executive, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)


@UKCDS   on Twitter

.@DaphneJacksonTr have you seen the EU MSCA fellowships which enable researchers to resume after a career break?
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RT @roslininstitute: New Roslin collaboration with @uchile to improve disease resistance in salmon @ScotGovAmericas
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How is the #globaldev relationship changing? The @devcomms annual conference is in Sept, submit your work by 5 May
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(2/2) Tomorrow’s #WorldMalariaDay. A shout out to all our members who fund research on the disease: @wellcometrust @BBSRC @ESRC @NERCScience
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Tomorrow's #WorldMalariaDay. A shout out to all our members who fund research on the disease: @NewtonFund @The_MRC @EPSRC @DFID_UK (1/2)
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Currently in Europe or outside?Researchers,make a switch,learn new skills and share knowledge.Find out how with UKRO
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Join TODAY's #knowledgeAfrica debate with @SciDevNet & @PlanetEarthInst. It starts at 1pm and you can watch it here:
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Calling all humanitarian innovators! @The_HIF large grants available till 14 May. See #Development & #Implementation:
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RT @SimonRKerridge: Alan. UK punches above weight with only 1.6% GDP investment in research. How good could we be with Asian (3-4%) funding…
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The excellent evaluation of the #REF2014 impact by @kingscollegelon being shown at #WHEFEvents. Check it out here:
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Increase in cross-cutting research in part thanks to @research_uk funding schemes - gd news from the #WHEFEVENTS on #REF2014
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RT @ProfDcotton: Case studies took average of 30 days compared to 5.1 days in pilot, 3 days in Australian equivalent. #WHEFEvents #resman
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