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Timeline of all policy briefings, statements, blogs, consultation responses and articles from the Royal Society on research and innovation

Date Type Title
13 May 2022 Statement Royal Society responds to Research Excellence Framework 2021
13 April 2022 Report Regional absorptive capacity: the skills dimension
18 February 2022 Consultation response Submission to Sir Paul Nurse's review of the research, development and innovation organisational landscape
2 February 2022 Statement Royal Society response to Levelling-up White Paper
27 October 2021 Consultation response Royal Society responds to the 2021 Spending Review announcement
15 October 2021 Consultation response Response to independent review of research bureaucracy
13 October 2021 Statement Joint open letter to the Chancellor on investing in research and development ahead of the 2021 Autumn Budget and Spending Review
16 September 2021 Consultation response Joint National Academy Submission to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office's International Development Strategy Call for Evidence
15 September 2021 Consultation response Submission to HM Treasury's 2021 Spending Review
22 July 2021 Consultation response Royal Society submission to Home Office consultation on legislation to counter state threats
22 July 2021 Statement  Royal Society's response to the launch of the UK Government's Innovation Strategy and People and Culture Strategy 
23 June 2021 Letter Letter from Dame Sue Ion FRS to Amanda Solloway MP on the R&D People and Culture Strategy
21 June 2021 Statement  Royal Society President responds to the Prime Minister’s announcement on a new National Science and Technology Council
9 June 2021 Statement Royal Society President responds to appointment of Sir Andrew Mackenzie FRS as UKRI chair
4 June 2021 Consultation response Submission to the Commons International Development Committee inquiry into the future of UK aid
3 June 2021 Letter  Letter from Sir Adrian Smith PRS to the Science Minister on the UK's offer to research talent
2 June 2021 Consultation response  Submission to the HM Treasury and HM Revenue & Customs R&D tax reliefs consultation 
28 May 2021 Factsheet  Research and innovation in Scotland
13 May 2021 Case studies  The value of applying for EU research funding: Case studies
12 April 2021 Statement  National Academy briefing for Commons Committee stage of the Advanced Research and Invention Agency (ARIA) Bill
9 April 2021 Statement  Letter from the President of the Royal Society to Lord Patel, Chair of the Lords Science and Technology Committee regarding the current issues facing R&D funding 
18 March 2021 Factsheet The Government's actions undermine its ambition for the UK to be a science superpower
18 March 2021 Statement Royal Society's Foreign Secretary responds to impact of Government ODA R&D budget cuts
5 March 2021 Factsheet The UK Shared Prosperity Fund should help to grow research and innovation capacity across the UK
19 February 2021 Consultation response  Royal Society submission to the Scottish Affairs Committee inquiry into Scotland and the Shared Prosperity Fund
15 February 2021 Report The research and technical workforce in the UK
3 February 2021 Statement  The Royal Society and the Technician Commitment
1 February 2021 Consultation response Royal Society response to the APPG on Diversity and Inclusion in STEM inquiry into Equity in the STEM workforce
27 January 2021  Statement  Royal Society response to the Foreign Secretary's cross-government review of Official Development Assistance (ODA) allocations
14 January 2021 Consultation response  Budget representations ahead of the March 2021 Budget
24 December 2020 Statement  Brexit deal and science 
25 November 2020 Statement  Royal Society President responds to the Spending Review 
23 November 2020 Factsheet Investing in UK Research and Development
6 November 2020 Letter  Letter from Sir Venki Ramakrishnan to the Prime Minister about association to Horizon Europe
13 October 2020 Consultation response  Consultation response: Letter from Dame Sue Ion DBE FREng FRS, Chair, Science, Industry and Translation Committee to The Rt Hon Steve Barclay MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury in regard to the HMT and HMRC consultation on the scope of qualifying expenditures for R&D tax credits 
25 September 2020 Statement The UK and Horizon Europe: Royal Society position statement
24 September 2020 Consultation response  Consultation response: Comprehensive Spending Review 2020 Representation
22 September 2020 Factsheet The role of public and non-profit research organisations in the UK research and innovation landscape
15 September 2020 Report Research and innovation clusters
11 September 2020 Consultation response Consultation response: Submission to the Cabinet Office call for evidence to inform the government’s Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy
12 August 2020 Consultation response Consultation response: letter to Secretary of State Alok Sharma in response to the R&D roadmap survey
30 June 2020 Comment Royal Society responds to the UK Government's Research and Development Roadmap
8 June 2020 Statement Government must show real commitment to Horizon Europe
14 May 2020 Comment Royal Society welcomes appointment of Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser as Chief Executive of UKRI
11 March 2020 Comment  Royal Society responds to the 2020 Budget announcement
3 March 2020 Statement  Reasons to keep UK science in European programmes
27 February 2020 Statement Government opens door for talks on Horizon Europe association
27 January 2020 Statement Response to No 10 Global Talent visa route announcement for scientists
23 December 2019 Statement Royal Society response to Home Office Tier 1 fellowship announcement
12 December 2019 Activities Brexit and General Election 2019
11 December 2019 Statement  Why the UK must associate to Horizon Europe
14 November 2019 Letter  President of the Royal Society calls on party leaders to support science for all in society
5 November 2019 Comment Royal Society response to Smith-Reid Review
29 October 2019 Article Research Culture: Résumé for Researchers
29 October 2019 Blog  Research Culture: Résumé for Researchers blog
29 October 2019 Blog Research Culture: One year on
29 October 2019 Blog  Octopus: a radical new approach to scientific publishing
29 October 2019 Blog  Equality, diversity and inclusion in 2019: the good, the bad and the bigoted  
16 October 2019 Factsheet  Brexit uncertainty harming UK science 
3 October 2019 Factsheet  UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) explainer
2 October 2019 Factsheet  Opportunities and challenges for research and innovation in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland 
4 September 2019 Comment  Royal Society responds to the Spending Review 
8 August 2019 Statement  Royal Society responds to new fast-track visa announcement
18 July 2019 Factsheet  UK science and immigration: Why the UK needs an internationally competitive visa offer
18 July 2019 Letter  Royal Society President calls on Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt to rule out no-deal Brexit 
27 June 2019 Statement Call for the next Prime Minister to back R&D 
3 June 2019 Letter  National Academy Presidents write to Home Secretary about £30,000 salary threshold 
31 May 2019 Consultation response  Response to Sir Adrian Smith's call for evidence on future frameworks for international collaboration on research and innovation 
28 May 2019 Factsheet £30,000 salary threshold for visas would be detrimental for research and innovation
24 April 2019 Consultation response  Consultation response: RAND Europe study on the future of the research landscape 
1 April 2019 Conference report  Research culture: Changing expectations
13 March 2019 Statement  President of the Royal Society calls for MPs to reject no-deal Brexit
25 January 2019 Consultation response Response to the Commons Science and Technology Committee Inquiry on preparations for no-deal Brexit
18 January 2019  Factsheet  No-deal Brexit: Highlighting impacts on international science 
16 January 2019 Statement  Venki Ramakrishnan reacts to rejection of EU withdrawal bill in House of Commons
19 December 2018 Statement Royal Society responds to the publication of the Immigration White Paper 
30 November 2018  Letter  Academy Presidents write to Home Secretary about the importance of international collaboration 
15 November 2018 Statement  Royal society reacts to UK-EU withdrawal agreement
22 October 2018 Letter  Top scientists apply Brexit pressure
11 October 2018 Statement  Royal Society statement on Horizon Europe 
27 September 2018 Blog  Return of the MAC: What does the future hold for UK immigration?
19 September 2018 Statement  Royal Society responds to publication of Migration Advisory Committee report
5 September 2018 Factsheet  Brexit no-deal factsheet
2 August 2018 Consultation response  Submission to the Defra Consultation: Environmental Principles and Governance after EU exit
1 August 2018 Report  Integrity in practice toolkit: How you could improve the research integrity and culture within your organisation
19 July 2018 Letter  Royal Society President writes to the Prime Minister regarding Brexit White Paper
5 July 2018 Letter  Three Presidents unite on Brexit 
13 June 2018 Factsheet  UK research and the EU: People
13 June 2018
Factsheet UK research and the EU: Funding and collaboration
13 June 2018
Factsheet UK research and the EU: Regulation
7 June 2018 Statement  Royal Society reacts to €94.1B Horizon Europe proposal
5 June 2018 Statement  Statement on the principles that should shape the UK's future relationship with the EU in the area of research and innovation 
21 May 2018 Comment  Prime Minister wants UK to have a 'deep science partnership with the EU'
4 May 2018 Statement  Future Partnership Project
28 March 2018 Blog  Brexit and research: What we know and don't know
8 March 2018 Statement  Position paper on Framework Programme 9
2 March 2018 Article  Questions about Brexit and research: Access to research funding and working in the EU and UK 
5 February 2018  Consultation response  Consultation response: Brexit science and innovation summit
26 January 2018 Report  Research culture: Embedding inclusive excellence 
1 December 2917 Blog  Future Partnership Project: A vision for the future of UK and EU science
30 November 2017 Speech  Anniversary address from Sir Venki Ramakrishnan, President of the Royal Society
2 November 2017 Blog The making of the Museum of Extraordinary Objects
24 November 2017 Article  Research culture workshops: Visions of 2035
8 November 2017 Consultation response  Consultation response: Impact of Brexit on UK business 
6 September 2017 Comment  Venki Ramakrishnan responds to the Government's Brexit paper
27 June 2017 Speech  Alex Halliday's keynote speech at Parliamentary Links Day
29 March 2017 Statement  Seven Academies response to the UK triggering Article 50 
17 March 2017 Statement  Reforms to the UK's higher education, research and innovation system 
23 January 2017 Consultation response  House of Commons Home Affairs Committee inquiry on immigration 
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