The launch of the Areas of Research Interest Database (ARI) is an exciting development for researchers, policymakers, and funders in the UK. Developed by Kathryn Oliver and Annette Boaz, this innovative tool will be valuable for enhancing collaboration and intersection between research, policy, and funding.
The ARI database aims to bridge the often-discussed gap between research and policy by providing a central hub where government departments can articulate their specific areas of interest and information needs. This not only simplifies the process for researchers in understanding where their work may be relevant but also allows funders to align their investments with government priorities. It’s a win-win for all stakeholders in the realm of evidence-based decision-making.
To explore this resource or for more information, please visit the ARI database.