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RSB Launches New Policy Resource Library for the Biosciences
The RSB has launched a free, innovative new library of policy resources for the biosciences, providing easy search and access to more than 800 published documents.
The RSB Policy Resource Library provides free, unrestricted access to bioscience policy statements, briefings, comments, consultation responses reviews and more, published by the RSB and Member Organisations.
The Library is intended to be a first port of call for anyone wishing to research bioscience and education policy work published by specialist and learned societies, and is the result of a multi-year design and development project run in-house by the policy team at the RSB.
The library can be accessed online through the RSB's mySociety portal and is available to members and non-members.
Robin Lovell-Badge receives public service award for contributions to science policy
The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) has awarded Francis Crick Institute group leader Robin Lovell-Badge its 2021 Public Service Award in recognition of his contributions to policy surrounding embryo and stem cell research and clinical practice
COVID19: The Impact on Technicians in UK Higher Education & Research
A collaborative team consisting of the Technician Commitment, Science Council, Institute of Physics, Royal Society of Biology, Royal Society of Chemistry, Wellcome and the Research England funded Midlands Innovation TALENT programme undertook a national survey in order to understand the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on the technical workforce in higher education and research. Over 1300 responses were collected from technicians across 99 universities and research institutes from all four nations of the UK.