Advice Papers


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?

Developing the UK’s R&D Roadmap

The RSE, in partnership with the Learned Society of Wales (LSW), Royal Irish Academy (RIA) and the Foundation for Science and Technology (FST), hosted an online roundtable in October. It discussed how the devolved nations can continue to build their research base and capacity, foster innovation and engage with the opportunities arising from the 2020 UK R&D Roadmap.

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.

UK Withdrawal from the EU (Continuity) (Scotland) Bill

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) has prepared a submission to the Scottish Parliament Environment, Climate Change, and Land Reform Committee’s call for evidence on the environmental aspects of the UK Withdrawal from the EU (Continuity) (Scotland) Bill.

Irish–Scottish Relations

The RSE and the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) have submitted a joint response to the Scottish and Irish Governments’ strategic review of Irish–Scottish relations.

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