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.

Scientific advice to governments

Early career researchers discuss the benefits of building connections between science and policy

CSaP organised a talk for early career researchers to gain a better understanding of the role of research in the policy development process.

Scientific advice to governments

The GCSA at 50: reflections on the past, present and future of scientific advice

To mark the fifty year anniversary of Solly Zuckerman’s appointment as the first Government Chief Scientific Adviser, CSaP came together with the Royal Society, GO-Science and SPRU to ...

Policy Workshops

The Role of Science in Policy

On 28 April, the Centre for Science and Policy and the Government Office for Science co-delivered a seminar in London on the role of science in policy.

Upcoming events

Focusing on topics of strategic importance to research and policy

Our workshops, seminars, lectures and annual conference bring together policy professionals and researchers to discuss and debate high-priority public policy issues.


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How will the UK manage its rural spaces post-Brexit?

What might a policy to pay farmers for the delivery of ecosystem services look like? The objective of a British Ecosystem Services Policy would be to deliver the ...

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