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Biochemical Society statement regarding the EU Referendum

Read the Biochemical Society's statement regarding the EU referendum on our Science Policy page.

The outcome of the EU Referendum will undoubtedly have a considerable impact upon the molecular bioscience community, and the greater science sector. In line with charity legislation and the recent regulatory guidance for charities on engagement with the EU referendum", the Trustees of the Biochemical Society will not take a position on either outcome during the campaigning period.

In February 2016 the Biochemical Society released a survey to capture people’s views and experiences of the impact of EU membership on UK molecular bioscience. We were delighted with the enthusiastic response to the questionnaire and would like to thank those who took part. Unfortunately, due to the statement above, we are not able to use the results of this research during the campaigning period. However, we would like to take this opportunity to reassure respondents that the valuable data obtained during this survey will be used to inform future science policy work undertaken by the Society alone, and in collaboration with other organisations. Additionally, following the closure of the campaigning period, the Society will make available the findings of the survey for download from the website. A further bulletin will be provided at this time.

For a selection of resources with information relevant to the European and EU context for UK life sciences, please visit