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 and 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”.
In order to deliver this, any future agreement must address three key areas:
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.
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.
Scenarios for research and innovation in 2027, produced by the School of International Futures, as a tool to inform your policy work.
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.
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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Comment: Venki Ramakrishnan responds to the Government's Brexit paper
Speech: Alex Halliday's keynote speech at Parliamentary Links Day
Statement: Seven Academies response to the UK triggering Article 50
Comment: Select Committee report: Science and the EU
Blog: Science and the EU: meeting the London diplomatic community
Consultation response: House of Commons Home Affairs Committee inquiry on immigration
Blog: Theresa May makes science a Brexit priority
Consultation response: European Commission interim evaluation of Horizon 2020
Blog: Brexit and the international mobility of scientists
Blog: Brexit and UK science – the long and the short term
Consultation response: House of Commons Science and Technology Committee inquiry on leaving the EU
Consultation response: House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee inquiry on UK climate policy
Comment: The Royal Society responds to the UK Government underwriting EU grants
Statement: Seven Academies statement after the EU referendum
Statement: European Academies' statement: Science is Global
Speech: Venki Ramakrishnan's keynote speech at Parliamentary Links Day
Comment: The Royal Society comments on the result of the EU referendum
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