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

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

Reducing poverty in the UK: what are the most important questions to answer?

Earlier this month, CSaP partnered with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to host a two-day workshop in Cambridge which brought together experts from academia, government and the voluntary sector ...

Scientific advice to governments

The impacts of machine learning on climate change modelling

There is an increasing need for environmental data to inform policy decisions. At the same time, technical advances, including in data science, are leading to the prospect of ...

Policy Workshops

What will future transport systems look like in the UK?

As part of the Government Foresight Project into the Future of Mobility, CSaP organised a Policy Workshop which brought together representatives from the Government Office for Science with ...

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Scientific advice to governments

German universities launch science-policy Fellowship

Inspired by CSaP's Policy Fellowship at the University of Cambridge, the Mercator Science-Policy Fellowship launched in Frankfurt last month, welcoming 18 new Policy Fellows.

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.