By integrating external government and international data sources with Thomson Reuters data, this report presents a dynamic analysis of research input, capacity and output in the United Kingdom. The study finds exceptional research performance and innovation capacity. The UK spends 4% of the world's Gross Expenditure on R&D (GERD) on 6% of the world's researchers, who are authors on 8% of the world's research articles and reviews published in internationally influential journals.UK research papers make up 14% of the world's highly cited output and surpass the US in average research impact. But this performance is compromised by surprisingly low investment from the private sector, raising questions about future economic competitiveness.
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