News during 2012
Administrator sought to support the MPP
Building the European Biodiversity Observation Network The Centre for Science and Policy research programme is gaining momentum. We are pleased to announce our involvement in a major new European Commission funded project on biodiversity science and policy.
The ‘Future Directions for Science Advice in Whitehall’ seminar series got off to a great start at the Institute for Government on 20 November, when panellists addressed a number of issues such as how to balance different types of evidence and value judgements, the seniority of CSAs within government departments, and the role of the media and House of Lords.
As the Policy Fellowships Programme for 2012 comes to an end, attention turns to the first new Fellows of 2013 who will make their initial visits to Cambridge in Lent Term. Howard Covington (Trustee of the Science Museum) is the first to be confirmed.
A team led by CSaP Policy Fellow Nathan Boublil has come out on top in this year’s Silicon Valley Comes to the UK (SVC2UK) competition, with a national prize for their ProjectPolicy.org website, an online, intuitive tool to help the world make sense of policy.
Communicate, join networks, develop lasting relationships and build trust: these were just some of the recommendations put forward by a distinguished line up of computer scientists and policy makers at the CSaP Professional Development Policy Workshop for early-career technology researchers on 31 October.
In this discussion piece, John Tesh (Deputy Director, Cabinet Office Civil Contingencies Secretariat, and CSaP Policy Fellow) explains why Britain needs a National Risk Register.
Dominique Ristori, Director General of the EC's Joint Research Centre sets out his ideas on the key challenges and opportunities for better integrating science and policy as seen from the EU perspective, drawing on recent new orientations in the JRC.
CSaP's Junior Policy Fellowships programme is being piloted in Michaelmas Term 2012
CSaP explores opportunities for early-career researchers to contribute to the policy process
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