CSaP's mission is to improve public policy through the more effective use of evidence and expertise. We do this by creating opportunities for public policy professionals and academics to learn from each other.

We convene our network to provide fresh perspectives and critical challenges to conventional thinking.

Through our workshops, Fellowships and research programme, we have pioneered new ways of bringing academia and public policy together.

Policy Workshops

Research, Policy & Practice for Innovation in the High-Tech Economy

A workshop on innovation in life sciences, clean energy and ICT for researchers, policy makers and business people in Cambridge and Massachusetts, as part of the Innovation Economy ...

Scientific advice to governments

How can we measure performance effectively in UK life sciences?

A Policy Workshop held in collaboration with the Medicines Discovery Catapult to explore what approaches might be most suitable for developing and measuring the performance of UK life ...

Policy Workshops

Responsible and open innovation with large bioresources

A Policy Workshop organised in partnership with the Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences brought together experts from the public and private sectors working on issues around ...

Scientific advice to governments

Statesmanship in a scientific age

The greatest challenges facing global leaders and the skills needed for effective leadership in the modern world were examined in a series of events as part of the ...


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Latest News

Why do young people take more risks?

A roundtable discussion in Cambridge for our Policy Leaders Fellows explored the risk-taking behaviour of young people.

CSaP in numbers

Our programmes, workshops, and professional development activities provide opportunities for policy professionals and researchers to discuss and debate high-priority public policy issues.