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).

Filter: Year 2020

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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When College Closed

Key aspects of the classroom teaching experience are lost when learning is transferred online. Stephen Webster explores what the transition to online teaching meant for his Science Communication students.

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Studying for a Masters degree during a pandemic

How has Covid-19 impacted Masters students? Alana Cullen explores the ways in which postgraduate students have been supported by universities during the pandemic, and the effect Covid-19 will have on next years students.

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Innovation can drive our economic recovery

What policy changes do we need to make now to support and deliver an innovation lead economic recovery? Jon Elliott discusses how to make the UK a key centre for research and development.

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Overcoming barriers to climate actions

What action can we take as individuals to help reduce the impact of climate change? Ellen Taylor explores the factors that impact environmental concern, and how policy-makers could help overcome them.

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