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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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UK research and the European Union

The Royal Society is conducting a phased project gathering evidence about the influence of the UK's relationship with the EU on research.

Parent Carer Scientist

A collection of 150 personal stories from scientists who are combining a career in research with their roles as parents and carers, each in their own way.

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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