UK wide Research and Innovation (R&I) Workforce Survey

All ARCHER2 users are encouraged to take part in the first UK wide Research and Innovation (R&I) Workforce Survey which is currently open for submissions (see below).

The first UK wide survey of the Research and Innovation workforce:

You are invited to take part in the first UK wide Research and Innovation (R&I) Workforce Survey.

Ipsos, an independent research organisation, along with the University of Warwick’s Institute for Employment Research, are running the survey on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

This is your chance to help develop an evidence base that will inform UK government and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) policies and funding decisions. The survey covers the full range of occupations in the R&I workforce, including but not limited to trainee or experienced researchers, technicians, engineers, social and economic researchers, R&I leaders and managers.

Click here to complete this short survey online:

Who is the survey for?

  • This short survey is for everyone who considers themselves part of the R&I workforce (including researchers, technicians and innovators)
  • We welcome views from all specialisms, whether you work in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), the humanities, arts or social sciences; and whether you work in the private, public or non-profit sector
  • Whether or not you take part, we would be very grateful if you could share the survey with any colleagues or people in your network who do work in research, development or innovation, including those who might not have been funded by UKRI. Please share this link with other R&I workers in the UK:

Confidentiality and data protection

  • To check the survey is legitimate, view more information about the confidentiality of the survey and see where we obtained your details from, please view Ipsos’s privacy policy and BEIS’ Privacy Notice
  • Participation in the survey is voluntary and questions relating to your personal data are optional
  • Survey responses will be shared with researchers at BEIS but any published results will be anonymous and aggregated and no individuals will be identifiable
  • The survey also asks if you would like your survey responses to be linked to UKRI datasets for research purposes. This is optional and is not required to complete the survey. You can view UKRI’s Privacy Notice at to learn more about how your data would be used
  • Ipsos adhere strictly to the Market Research Society Code of Conduct