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What interests Parliament?

Find out about what Parliament is interested in to help you decide how to get involved and contribute your expertise.

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:

Engaging with Parliament as a researcher around COVID-19 

There are various actions which academics and researchers can take to contribute their expertise and insights to the UK Parliament related to the COVID-19 outbreak and its impacts. The activities on this page are the most targeted, impactful ways that researchers can engage with Parliament on the COVID-19 outbreak at the moment.