Research Councils UK (RCUK) is calling on the public to test out a new portal aimed at providing better access to information on research funded by the Research Councils. Gateway to Research is due to be officially launched at the end of 2013, but in December a first draft of the portal went live. The beta version, as it is known, is close to the look and feel of the final portal, but RCUK is keen for as many people as possible to put the database through its paces to ensure the finished portal is as useful and robust as possible.
As well as providing the public with more information about who, what and where Research Council funding goes, it is also intended for use by businesses and universities to develop potential partnerships and commercialise knowledge.
For more information about Gateway to Research or to test the portal, visit: www.rcuk.ac.uk/research/Pages/gtr.aspx .