IUSS Committee: Science budget allocations

21 December 2007

The Society appreciates the Government's general support for science and for the overall settlement announced with the Budget in March 2007 and again in the 2007 Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) outcomes.  However, this year there are three specific cases of decisions about research council funding that have had unintentional negative impacts, which are worthy of further investigation.  We further believe that a sensible response to this recurring problem is to have a committee to advise the Director General for the Research Councils (DGRC) on the Science Budget.