Statement on the principles that should shape the UK’s future relationship with the EU in the area of research and innovation

05 June 2018

This statement outlines arrangements that the UK should seek as it leaves the EU to:

  • enable scientists based in the UK to continue to be part of the shared European research endeavour and have the best possible access to international funds and the collaborations they support;
  • create the lowest possible barriers to practising scientists seeking to move across borders;
  • provide clarity and certainty, including through regulation and governance, consistently signalling that the UK remains a great place to practice great science.

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