The Global Research Council has a long-term objective of fostering multilateral research and
collaboration across continents to benefit both developing and developed nations.
Summary of the 2015 GRC Annual Meeting
The 4th Annual Global Meeting of the Global Research Council (GRC) was held on May 26-28 2015 in Tokyo, Japan.
Participants included approximately 60 heads of research councils from around the world, as well as high-ranking observers from global science agencies, university associations and research policy organizations.
The Governing Board of the Global Research Council has selected India to host the 5th Annual Meeting of the Global Research Council.
The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) of India will be the host organization. The Research Councils UK (RCUK) will be the co-host organization. The invitation-only meeting will be held in New Delhi in May 2016. The two topics agreed for discussion are "Equality and Status of Women in Research" and "Interdisciplinarity."
During its May 2015 meeting, the Governing Board of the Global Research Council selected host organizations for the Fall 2015 Regional Meetings of the Global Research Council.
In conjunction with the Global Research Council, the Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the British Library hosted a workshop in April 2015 to discuss Open Access in a global research context. Approximately 50 participants from across the world attended the workshop, including representatives from funding agencies, publishers, libraries and the research community. A report commissioned by RCUK entitled Evolution or revolution? Publishers' perceptions of future directions in research communications and the publisher role helped frame the discussions during the two-day event.
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