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Freedom of Information

Requesting information from UK Research and Innovation

UK Research and Innovation aims to be as open as possible in informing others how we conduct our business through our publications, our website and face-to-face discussions.

We are committed to openness, transparency, good record-keeping and effective communication in our handling of requests for information. All information will be made freely available unless there is a good reason not to do so, in line with relevant exemptions. Our website and those of our councils and research institutes are developed with this goal in mind.

  • The Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004 give you specific rights to obtain information about what we do and how we do
  • The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) (2016/679) gives you the right to see personal information we hold about you.

To make a request under the Freedom of Information Act or Environmental Information Regulations

We aim to make information widely available primarily through our publications, our website and through communications with our staff. A UK Research and Innovation Publication Scheme to help you locate and access information is currently under development. You can also check our Freedom of Information disclosure log (see external links) where we publish our responses to the requests we receive. If you are interested in information on the research we support, this can be found in Gateway to Research (see external links).

If the information you are interested in cannot be accessed through our website you can make a request in writing. To help us to locate the information please outline your request as clearly as possible, providing any relevant dates, organisations or names, and tell us if you would like to receive the information, either in hard copy or in electronic format.

We aim to provide as much information as possible free of charge although we reserve the right to charge fees in accordance the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulation 2004.

Please email or write to us:

Freedom of Information Officer
UK Research and Innovation
Polaris House
Swindon, SN2 1FL.

Email: foi@ukri.org.

To make a request for your own personal data under the General Data Protection Regulations

To help us to locate the information please outline your request as clearly as possible, providing any relevant dates, organisations or names, and tell us if you would like to receive the information, either in hard copy or in electronic format. Please email or write to us:

Data Protection Officer
UK Research and Innovation
Polaris House
Swindon, SN2 1FL.

Email: dataprotection@ukri.org.

For further information, see the UKRI data protection policy:

UK Research and Innovation data protection policy (PDF 148KB)

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General enquiries

If you have a general enquiry about the work of the UK Research and Innovation then you can email us at communications@ukri.org.

Records management

As a public records body UK Research and Innovation recognises records management as an essential corporate function to support effectiveness and public accountability.

For further information, see the UKRI records management policy:

UK Research and Innovation records management policy (PDF 276KB)

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UKRI records are defined as information created, received, and maintained as evidence and information by UKRI or its employees, in pursuance of legal obligations or in the transaction of business. UKRI, as the new legal entity, is a Public Records Body (see external links) under the Public Records Act 1958.

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