The RSB brings together views from across all areas of the life sciences, whether from industry, charities or the public sector, providing a unified voice to influence policy and affect positive change.
Our policy team responds to up to 20 government consultations and inquiries each year – helping inform policy-making with scientific evidence, and achieve positive outcomes in policy that affects biology and biologists. We have strong links to Westminster and the parliaments of each of the devolved nations, and more than 22,000 people receive our policy newsletter every week.
By connecting our members and Member Organisations, working with societies in other disciplines, and through our various special interest groups and committees, we help develop resources to meet the needs of the sector and advance the case for bioscience.
Our education and accreditation team works to ensure standards in UK science teaching are high, and that biology curricula are comprehensive and inspiring. Our journals help disseminate important research in biology education and emerging life science topics, while our communication work ensures the value of bioscience is heard loud and clear.
We aim to:
- By 2020 publish a curriculum framework to support a biology curriculum for ages 5 – 19
- Develop a formal process to help measure the impact of science policy activity across the life sciences by 2020
- Strengthen links to our Member Organisations ensuring they can effectively contribute to RSB's work and broadening our influence.
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The RSB's list of open consultations
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