The timeline for this consultation process is as follows

September to November 2018: Survey to researchers and external stakeholders 

October to November 2018: Workshops and focus groups with HEIs and local stakeholders 

November 2018 to February 2019: Analysis, synthesis and drafting 

February to March 2019: Public consultation on draft strategy 

We are planning to host an open online social media forum in February or March 2019 where everyone can contribute and input to the first-draft strategy.  This will be open to the general public, the research community, government departments and their agencies, politicians and all those who make up and participate in our research ecosystem.     

In the meantime, please feel free to send your ideas for the new strategy or comments and feedback on the development process to