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RGSB publishes new research programme

Posted on 2 December 2016

We are pleased to launch our research programme. This sets out our current view of the priorities for research to be commissioned from April 2017 to March 2019.

We hope that being specific about the research needed to fill gaps in the evidence base we will encourage a wide range of academics, research agencies and others to help deliver this work. 

This is intended to be a living document, subject to change in the light of new learning or emerging issues. It will be updated annually, although we will be prepared to consider new research requirements at any point should the need arise. 

Sir Christopher Kelly, RGSB Chairman, said: 

“We welcome comments from all stakeholders on any part of the programme, particularly in relation to important topics we may have missed. We intend to produce a refreshed version in April 2017 in the light of any comments.” 

In line with the Research Commissioning and Governance Procedure published in May 2016, the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board will create a research brief for each of these projects. This will set out more detail on the questions each project should answer, the context for the research and how it will be used. GambleAware, will be responsible for commissioning this research programme and ensuring the research is delivered to a high standard. 

Marc Etches, GambleAware Chief Executive said: 

“GambleAware welcomes the publication of RGSB’s Research Programme, which is consistent with our charitable objectives and will serve to guide our future research activity. The research governance and commissioning procedure agreed between GambleAware and RGSB ensures clarity of responsibility and accountability.”

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