Government unveils new grant standards



New grant standards have been published today by the Cabinet Office to ensure that grants will be effectively managed across government. 

Commenting on the introduction of these new standards Professor Sir Robert Lechler PMedSci said:

“The new standards are a welcome revision of previous proposals to introduce an anti-lobbying clause into all government grants, and have been issued following dialogue between the Government and the research community, including the National Academies.

"As a grant recipient, the Academy of Medical Sciences is committed to ensuring that this funding is used wisely and responsibly, providing value to Government and the public. I am particularly pleased that the new Standards recognise the role of researchers and institutions such as the Academy, who play an essential role providing independent expertise and evidence to inform public policy."

The new grant standards come as the result of a dialogue between the Government and the research community, including the Academy, and honour the commitment made in the spring of this year, that National Academies, Research Councils and HEFCE would be excluded from a possible anti-lobbying clause in their grants.

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