Research strategies and priorities

We have developed a number of strategies and plans for our research at The National Archives. These strategies will shape our future research and the ways we engage with academic and research communities.

We are reviewing our research priorities and will publish these in 2018.

Research Strategy (PDF, 0.11MB)

The overarching strategy for our research in relation to our business plan for 2015-19, Archives Inspire.

Academic Engagement and Research Roadmap (PDF, 0.15MB)

A strategic response to the recommendations of the Academic Scoping Study (see below). It details how we will reinvigorate our relationship with the academic community and increase our capacity for research.

Digital Research Roadmap (PDF, 0.2MB)

A strategic plan for the digital research that we are carrying out as an organisation, individually or in collaboration, between 2016 and 2026.

It sets out why digital research is important to us, what our digital research priorities are, and how we will increase our capacity for digital research. It shows that research forms an essential part of our Digital Strategy 2017-2019.

Academic Scoping Study (PDF, 1.10MB)

Commissioned from DJS Research in 2015, this study recommended how we could develop our reputation as an Independent Research Organisation and meet the changing needs of academic and research communities.