The PEC offers three partnership models for academics and higher education institutions beyond the immediate consortium, who want to help shape our research agenda and deliver our work programme.

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Become a part of the PEC Network

Network membership is open to anyone who wants to engage in the PEC’s programme of events to shape our agenda, share knowledge, build expertise and network with those with a common interest. Participation is free of charge.


Become a Research Partner

Research Partners co-curate events on topics of shared interest, have access to the PEC’s experts to support their own events and activities, have the chance to collaborate on specific research projects and receive an acknowledgement of their support in PEC publications and at events. Partners contribute financially or in-kind in terms of staff time or data.


Become a Research Contractor

Other research centres and individual researchers may be commissioned by the PEC and its partners to undertake research in areas where the PEC does not have available expertise. Further details of research commissioning calls will be published in due course.