Published: 19th September 2023

AMRC has today joined members of the Research Funders Policy Group in agreeing on a united approach to AI. The joint statement sets expectations around the use of generative AI tools in assessing funding applications.

The statement sets consistent standards on generative AI tools in funding applications and assessment across research funding organisations in the UK. It makes clear that AI technology should not be used for peer review and that, if used in other contexts, such as preparing funding applications, it must be clearly cited and acknowledged.

Dr Catriona Manville, AMRC’s Director of Research Policy said: 

“Generative AI tools have the potential to be transformative and disruptive. Taking this aligned approach will minimise bureaucracy and help maintain high standards of research integrity across the sector. We’ll continue to collaborate on developments and share best practice and guidance as AI and its applications evolve.”

Read the statement