PETRA is tasked with producing a research and development framework. This framework needs to identify both short- and long-term research priorities that will be most useful to policy users. The framework will also attempt to identify areas where good evidence exists but which is not being used.

PETRA opened an enquiry in May 2020 to collect submissions from as wide a range of academic, third sector and policymakers. Evidence from submissions, along with a set of commissioned position papers, will be used to create a research priorities’ framework at a sandpit exercise in 2021.

The commissioned position papers are published here (in title order):

Further papers are in the pipeline and will be published in due course.