Category Archives: News

10 / Aug / 2016 3

Science is Vital needs you!

Science is Vital wants to keep research funding high in the public and political consciousness in these turbulent times. That means we’re going to need some help. From general pitching in on projects to specific technical skills like web and … Continue reading

Categories: News
27 / Nov / 2015 2

Spending Review 2015: we want your reactions!

This week, the government announced the outcome of the 2015 Spending Review exercise. The science budget was frozen in real terms, and we want to know what you think. Firstly, we’d like to say an enormous thank you to everyone … Continue reading

Categories: News
16 / Oct / 2015 0

Why Ben Goldacre thinks science is vital

In this short snappy video, Ben Goldacre – doctor, campaigner and author – explains why he thinks science is vital. Please watch, share and join in with the campaign: come to our London event, watch online around the country and … Continue reading

Categories: Democracy in Action, News
08 / Oct / 2015 0

Five years on – science is under threat again and we need your help!

I’ve been a life scientist for more than 25 years. Like most researchers, I’ve experienced highs and lows. Trying to fathom the innermost workings of nature is a fickle business at the best of times. But what keeps us in … Continue reading

Categories: News
29 / Sep / 2015 0

Dear George, Science is Vital

Ahead of the Comprehensive Spending Review on November 25th 2015 we are asking supporters of science to write a postcard to George Osborne saying why they think science is vital and why public funding of science research should be protected … Continue reading

Categories: News
12 / Apr / 2015 0

Tell them Science is Vital – Phase II

Now that parliament has been dissolved and the election campaign is in full swing, we are moving into the second phase of our Tell them Science is Vital campaign. All the candidates vying for your vote on May 7th will be out … Continue reading

Categories: News
23 / Nov / 2013 6

Science is Vital responds to BIS threat to cut research funding

Science is Vital is extremely concerned to read reports that the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is planning to cut research funding in 2014. The science budget was ring-fenced in the 2010 Spending Review and we will fight … Continue reading

Categories: Campaign, News
13 / Nov / 2013 0

AGM 2013

The 2013 Science is Vital annual general meeting will be held from 17.30 to 19.00 on Thursday 12th December. Thanks to the generous support of the Society of Biology we will be at Charles Darwin House, 12 Roger Street, London, … Continue reading

Categories: News, SiV Business
27 / Jun / 2013 0

Spending Review 2013: Science is Vital responds

Today’s announcement of a continued cash value freeze of the core science research budget is disappointing. It means that, from 2011 to 2016, the budget will have seen a real-terms drop of around 10% in an internationally competitive sector. As … Continue reading

Categories: News
06 / Nov / 2012 0

AGM

Our first AGM in September was a rousing success. It was great to meet so many of our supporters in person, and to share lots of ideas – a summary is available below (official minutes will be published at the … Continue reading

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