On 23 June 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union. The Society is working to ensure the best possible outcome of this decision for UK research and innovation.
Before the referendum, the Society conducted a 3-part project gathering evidence about the influence of the UK’s relationship with the EU on UK research. The project covered the role of the EU in funding UK research and in international research collaboration and researcher mobility, as well as the role of EU regulation and policy in governing UK research.
What is the Society doing?
The Society is working closely with its Fellowship and the broader research and innovation community to seek the best possible outcome. We are calling on government to secure the UK’s competitiveness as a leading scientific nation by ensuring that the UK remains as closely engaged with EU research programmes, networks and facilities as possible. There should be no decline in overall public funding for science. It will also be important to ensure that the UK can retain and attract outstanding researchers from other countries, and that UK-based scientists can continue to collaborate with excellent scientists elsewhere in the world, including in Europe.
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