Review of Complexity Science as an EPSRC Research Area - Community Engagement Workshop

EPSRC is holding a one-day workshop to discuss the findings from the review to date and provide the community with an opportunity to input.

The workshop will be held in Bristol on 22 November 2017.

The refresh of the research area rationale for Complexity Science in 2016 has highlighted the need for a review into the area in terms of its impact and its identity within the EPSRC taxonomy.

A review was instigated to

  • get a better understanding of the research that is currently funded in complexity science across the EPSRC portfolio and its links to other parts of the RCUK funding landscape.
  • understand how research in complexity science has changed over the past 5-10 years
  • understand the effects that complexity science has had on the research landscape in the UK
  • make a recommendation on how best to support excellence in complexity science and complex systems research in the future.

An initial scoping workshop produced a report and some of its findings are currently being tested through a community consultation, published on the EPSRC website.

EPSRC wishes to give researchers in and users of Complexity Science and its methodologies the opportunity to contribute to the review by attending this one-day workshop.

Those wishing to attend the workshop should complete the Expression of Interest (EoI) form on this page. This will be used to select participants based on their justification of attendance as described in their EoI submission. In addition, EPSRC will also ensure a balanced representation of organisation, research area, expertise and career stage.

Places are limited and the number of participants from a given organisation may have to be restricted in the event of multiple applications. Selection will primarily be based on the justification for attendance.

The workshop will be held in Bristol on 22 November as a full-day event. Please note, EPSRC cannot cover the costs of travel expenses.

The EoI will close at 17.00 on Friday 13 October 2017.