Factsheet: UK research and the EU – People
Factsheet: UK research and the EU - A shared vision for European research
Factsheet: UK research and the EU – Regulation
The UK has decided to leave the EU. The decisions made now – during the post referendum negotiations and beyond – will determine the future trajectory of the UK and the people that live here.
The Royal Society has produced evidence about the relationship between UK research and the European Union to inform these decisions. We are engaging with policymakers and partners in the UK and internationally to ensure that the implications and opportunities for research and innovation are considered throughout the process.
The UK government has stated its ambition to: “agree a far-reaching science and innovation agreement with the EU that establishes a framework for future collaboration” and the Prime Minister has stated that “The United Kingdom would like the option to fully associate ourselves with the excellence-based European science and innovation programmes”
Science is a fundamentally collaborative and global enterprise and therefore the UK should seek arrangements that:
The Society has published a set of principles that should shape this future relationship and some factsheets that provide more information about why these arrangements are important for scientific research and innovation. The factsheets focus on People (PDF), on a shared vision for European research (PDF), and on regulation that supports research and innovation and earns public confidence (PDF).
Read ten researchers' stories about the role that international mobility has played in their careers.
The Society has published new evidence on international mobility and collaboration, to deepen our understanding of how, where and why researchers move to and from the UK.
Researchers working in the UK are from around the world.
In a globalised world, we need regulation that supports research and innovation and earns public confidence.
When we research, we build on the body of knowledge that has been accumulated through the work of people around the world, and add to this.
The Society is working with the Wellcome Trust to convene UK and EU science leaders to develop a shared vision for an ambitious, close and achievable future agreement on research and innovation.
Detailed evidence on how EU funding breaks down across academic disciplines, institutions, industrial sectors, company sizes and regions of the UK.
Before the referendum, the Society conducted a 3-part project about the influence of the UK’s relationship with the EU on UK research.
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Statement: principles that should shape the UK’s future relationship with the EU in the area of research and innovation
Comment: Prime Minister wants UK to have a ‘deep science partnership with the EU’
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