Advice Papers


Research Bureaucracy

The Celtic Academies Alliance, comprising the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Learned Society of Wales and the Royal Irish Academy have responded to the independent review of research bureaucracy.

Risk Assessment and Risk Planning

What does a resilient nation look like? How can government, industry, and society learn from the pandemic, the future risks and challenges, and what are the priority actions to build resilience?

UK Research and Technology Capability in Global Disease Outbreaks

The RSE has responded to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s Inquiry into UK Science, Research and Technology Capability and Influence in Global Disease Outbreaks. The RSE response considers the role of science and scientific advice in informing government decision making on addressing Covid-19.

COVID-19 and the re-opening of schools

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) and the Learned Societies’ Group on Scottish STEM Education (LSG) prepared a joint submission to the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee’s evidence session with Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills John Swinney on COVID-19 and the re-opening of schools, which took place on Friday, 12 June, 2020.

Culture Strategy

The Royal Society of Edinburgh has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on a Draft Culture Strategy for Scotland.

GM Crops

In light of the Scottish Government’s decision not to permit the use of EU approved genetically modified (GM) crops in…

Becoming a Good Food Nation

The RSE has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on a new national food and drink policy for 2015. Welcoming…

The Food (Scotland) Bill

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) contributed to the call for evidence by the Health and Sport Committee of the Scottish Parliament…