We have recently received notification from the Research Councils UK (RCUK) that they plan to incorporate information on postgraduate research funded by the Research Councils within the recently launched Gateway to Research (GtR) http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/
GtR was launched in December 2013, and is a web-based portal which publishes information about funded research that can assist businesses and other interested parties to identify potential partners in research organisations to develop and commercialise knowledge, and thereby increase the impact of publicly funded research.
Information on PhD student projects will be incorporated into the system for publication starting in March/April 2014. Personal information about individual students (names etc) will not be included, however, as a courtesy we are notifying all RCUK funded students who have received a studentship between 2009-10 and 2013-14 so you are aware of this development.
We are currently in the process of auditing the information contained within the Student Data Portal (SDP) of Je-S (the RCUK Joint Electronic Submissions system which will be used for this purpose, to ensure that any sensitive or confidential information within the project summary information is removed.
If you have any queries about this or would like to find out more about what information will be published please contact Jennie Eldridge, Head of Postgraduate Policy & Operation firstname.lastname@example.org