Biology Changing the World

Royal Society of Biology Strategic Plan 2019 - 2021

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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.

Over the next three years we will grow our membership to ensure seamless representation across all of bioscience, and increase collaboration and coordination with other learned societies on shared messages. We’ll build on our reputation as a leading provider of impartial, evidence-based advice on science and education policy, ensuring the RSB is seen as the leading voice for biology by UK governments, employers, universities, teachers, parents and individuals.

We aim to: 

Related links 

The RSB policy homepage 

Subscribe to the RSB policy newsletter 

The RSB's list of open consultations 

RSB consultation responses 

RSB speaks out against the dangers of a no-deal Brexit 


Making it work

The finance, infrastructure, and strategic partners behind our latest business plan. 

Biosciences for all

The RSB is committed to promoting inclusive, accessible and diverse participation in the life sciences. Read more about our work in this area.