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Science Advice in the UK

The Foundation for Science and Technology and Transforming Evidence were commissioned by the UK Science and Innovation Network to produce a report on the science advisory system in the UK, looking not just at government and parliament but also at those supplying evidence (such as universities) and the role of evidence brokers. The report sets out both what the system in the UK is, and also how it has developed over time. It looks at key roles (such as the Government Chief Scientific Advisor) and committees (such as the Science Advisory Group for Emergencies, SAGE) , and describes how science advice is funded.

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UK science, technology & innovation policy after Brexit: priorities, ambitions & uncertainties

In this report , Gavin Costigan (Chief Executive of the Foundation for Science and Technology) and Professor James Wilsdon (Director of the Research on Research Institute at the University of Sheffield) provide a guide to science, technology and innovation funding and policy in the UK, as at April 2021. The report includes new developments in the R&D landscape, including the Plan for Growth, the Integrated Review, ARIA, cuts to ODA spending and association with Horizon Europe, as well as setting out existing funding mechanisms through UKRI and overall levels of investment. This report was commissioned by the Japanese Embassy in London.

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