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Topics and policy

We provide independent, timely and authoritative scientific advice to UK, European and international decision makers


Our projects review the scientific evidence on major policy issues.

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Read or download all our reports, publications and consultation responses.

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Machine learning

Our report sets out the action needed to maintain the UK’s role in advancing machine learning technology while ensuring careful stewardship of its development.

International researcher mobility

New evidence on international mobility and collaboration deepens our understanding of how, where and why researchers move to and from the UK.

Brexit and UK science

Following the UK's vote to leave the European Union, the Society is working to ensure the best possible outcome of this decision for UK research and innovation.

Our policy work

Agriculture and food
Diversity in science
Economy and development
Education and skills
Energy, environment and climate
Ethics and conduct
Funding, governance and careers
Health and wellbeing
Industry and innovation
New and emerging technology
Open science and data
Security and risk

In Verba, our science policy blog

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