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What interests Parliament?

Find out about what Parliament is interested in and the many opportunities available to researchers who would like to work with Parliament.

Parliament's interests

Parliamentarians and parliamentary staff are generally interested in research that is relevant to current issues on the parliamentary agenda. In addition, MPs are interested in research related to issues that affect their constituents.  

Parliament may also be interested in research conclusions that do not map directly onto parliamentary business or the Government's current agenda, if the researcher feels the findings reveal a need for policy change or action.

Parliament wants to engage with researchers who have expertise in their field, and welcomes contributions from people from different career stages, disciplines, institutions and backgrounds.

There are a number of ways to find out what Parliament is currently interested in:

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