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We fed into the Royal Society of Biology's response to the Leaving the EU: implications and opportunities for science and researchAugust 2016. Full RSB response available online.


We fed into the Royal Society of Biology response to the Teaching Excellence Framework: Technical consultation for year 2, July 2016. Full RSB response is available on their website.


We fed into the Royal Society of Biology's response to the inquiry by the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee into Science communicationApril 2016The full response is available online. 


We fed into the Royal Society of Biology’s response to Research Excellence Framework reviewby Lord Nicholas Stern, March 2016The full response is available online.


We fed into the Royal Society of Biology’s response to EU regulation of the life sciences, by the Science and Technology Committee, March 2016The full response is available online.


We fed into the Royal Society of Biology’s response to Higher Education Green Paper Fulfilling Our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice. January, 2016. The full response is available online.

We have contributed to the Royal Society of Biology’s response to the consultation on the Relationship between EU membership and UK science, December, 2015. The evidence submitted can be viewed on the House of Lords website

We have contributed to the Royal Society of Biology's response to CaSE survey on Immigration and its impact on UK science and engineeringAugust, 2015. View our response. 

The Wakeham Review of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Degree Provision and Graduate Employability, July, 2015.



The Biochemical Society, alongside Portland Press Limited, contributed to the Royal Society of Biology's submission to the review of the implementation of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) policy on open access. This submission presented an over-arching view of the landscape, focusing on three questions posed by the Review: the impact on learned societies; the effectiveness of the communication of the policy; and the impact on the wider open access landscape. (September 2014)


The Biochemical Society responded to the BBSRC and MRC survey of vulnerable or potentially vulnerable research skills and capabilities.We recommended that two key areas of biochemistry be considered by the Research Councils: metabolic biochemistry and physical biochemistry. These are both vital areas which arguably underpin our fundamental understanding of biochemistry as a discipline. (September 2014)

We contributed to the Royal Society of Biology's response to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills consultation on the Proposals for long term Capital Investment in Science and Research. This highlighted the need for a mixed portfolio of investment which is researcher-led and supported by funding for training, upkeep and resources. Read the response. (July 2014) 

We responded to the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee's inquiry into antimicrobial resistance as part of our collaboration with the Royal Society of Biology. Read our response. (November 2013)

 

We contributed to the Royal Society of Biology's response to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) consultation on open access in the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework. You can read a post from our Science Policy Officer about it on our blog: HEFCE, the REF and open access. (October 2013)

 

We responded to the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee's consultation on Women in STEM careers in collaboration with the Royal Society of Biology. The response can be found here. (September 2013)

 

The Royal Society of Biology maintains a more comprehensive list of consultations that may affect the broader bioscience sector.

 



Response Archive

 

An archive of responses we have submitted or contributed to can be found here.