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?

Equity in the STEM Workforce

The Royal Society of Edinburgh responded to the UK Parliament’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on Diversity and Inclusion in STEM’s inquiry into Equity in the STEM Workforce.

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.

Response to the Logan Report

The review was commissioned by the Scottish Government and focuses on the role the sector can play in the economic recovery post-Covid, specifically the output of technology start-ups and spinouts in Scotland.

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R & D Roadmap

The RSE, Learned Society of Wales, and Royal Irish Academy have written jointly to the Secretary of State for Business,…

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.

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A New UK Research Agency

The RSE has responded to a consultation by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee on a New UK Research Funding Agency.

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.

RSE-MOST award

National Transport Strategy

With Scotland committed to increasingly ambitious action against climate change and with the transport sector in the midst of another technological revolution, the time is right to re-evaluate Scotland’s transport system to ensure it is fit to meet these challenges and deliver high quality, modern services.

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