We welcome blogs on issues across Science, Technology, Research and Innovation, and on the activities of the Foundation. To publish a blog on this site, please email Gavin Costigan (gavin.costigan@foundation.org.uk).

Skills Resilience in a Changing World

How can we build and promote skills resilience in a changing world? Robert Hall discusses the importance of skills resilience in light of Covid-19.

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Levelling up innovation and research investment for prosperity across all UK nations and regions

Peter Halligan explores the economic place disparity in the UK, with a view from Wales, and emphasises the need for a new approach to levelling up.

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Science and Politics: Can they ever be separated?

Can Science and Politics ever be separated? Dr Fay Bound Alberti explores the intertwined and complex history between science and politics.

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The time to act is now: Covid-19 and its effect on the environment

The initial optimism about the positive effects of Covid-19 on the environment is dwindling as we return to the "new normal". Alana Cullen discusses the need to make permanent changes to our behaviours and infrastructures in order to have a sustainable future.

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Natural Climate Solutions: The Risk of not seeing the Forest for the Trees

Are natural climate solutions the answer to climate change? Ellen Taylor discusses the benefits of afforestation, as well as the risks that come with it if further climate action is not taken.

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How can researchers engage with policy?

Engagement with policy making is becoming an increasing priority in the academic world. Dr Alisha Davies, Dr Laura Howe, Professor Debbie Lawlor and Dr Lindsey Pike discuss the benefits of engaging with policy, the challenges, and now to navigate them.

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The emergence of predictive policing – the national issue requiring a national response

The use of Artificial Intelligence in policing must have ethics at its heart. Tom McNeil discusses the West Midlands Police's approach to AI policing by establishing a transparent data ethics committee.

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Measurement for Recovery: Building confidence in the future

The need to build resilience in industry is critical. Penny Owen at NPL discusses their new Measurement for Recovery programme that aims to help UK industry recover from Covid-19 lockdown and beyond.

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Navigating the changing landscape of academic publishing

What is the future for academic publishing? Benjamin Lichman discusses Plan S to establish full Open Access as the new norm in publishing.

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Using R&D to take us forward post- Covid-19

UK government have increased its commitment to R&D expenditure over the coming decade. Alana Cullen discusses how the new R&D roadmap intends to make the UK more resilient, greener, and fairer post- Covid-19.

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