IUSS Committee: 'Putting science and engineering at the heart of Government policy'

30 April 2009

In our main response we address the two different types of input to policy-making from the scientific community. First the scientific community's collective view on issues which affect how science is done (policy for science), and second the expert view on the interpretation of scientific evidence which is needed for effective policy making (science for public policy).

Our supplementary piece covers the importance of understanding innovation, and also the need to support research capacity across the full range of disciplines if we are to maximise the breadth and depth of our scientific potential.