browser icon
You are using an insecure version of your web browser. Please update your browser!
Using an outdated browser makes your computer unsafe. For a safer, faster, more enjoyable user experience, please update your browser today or try a newer browser.

Monthly Archives: February 2016

Public benefit from publicly funded research is at risk

Opinion piece by Dr Laura Bellingan FRSB, director of science policy at the Royal Society of Biology Some years ago in a small survey I asked researchers whether they considered themselves public servants – about 75% of those in receipt of public (research council or academy) funding did, although their appointments were at universities and … Continue reading »

Categories: Policy | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Public benefit from publicly funded research is at risk

Coming out in STEM

by Gabriele Butkute, science policy assistant at the Royal Society of Biology and the Biochemical Society. “I don’t mind people who are gay; I just don’t want that flaunted in my face”. That’s what Fran Cowling, one of the panel members at The Royal Society’s event, Out in STEM was once told. While unfortunately similar … Continue reading »

Categories: Policy | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Coming out in STEM

Society welcomes transparent data as first step in widening university participation

By Dan Rowson AMRSB, education policy officer at the Royal Society of Biology The Government has announced that universities will be required to publish statistical data on applications, admissions and retention by gender, class and ethnic background. The Royal Society of Biology welcomes this development after expressing the need for full transparency of university data … Continue reading »

Categories: Policy, Education | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Society welcomes transparent data as first step in widening university participation