The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has responsibility for enterprise, business relations, regional development and fair markets, along with responsibility for science and innovation, further and higher education and skills.
BIS was formed by the merging of the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) and the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS).
Key government reviews and reports relating to the development of researchers:
- Smith Postgraduate Review (ongoing 2010)
- UK National Action Plan on researcher mobility and careers within the European Research Area (December 2009)
- Leitch Review of Skills: Prosperity for all in the global economy - world class skills (December 2006)
- Warry Report: Increasing the Economic impact of the Research Councils (July 2006)
- Science and Innovation Framework 2004-2014 (July 2004)
- Lambert Review of Business-University Collaboration (December 2003)
- Greenfield Report: SET FAIR (November 2002)
- Roberts Report: SET for Success: the supply of people with science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills (April 2002)
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