13 / Feb / 2014 0

STC report on women and STEM careers

Science is Vital welcomes the recent report from the Science and Technology Committee that highlighted the continuing problem of maintaining women in academic STEM careers and which urged universities to do more to retain them. In particular, the report noted … Continue reading

Categories: Careers
10 / Feb / 2014 1

Response to BIS decision to protect the ring fence

Science is Vital was extremely concerned that the science budget ring-fence put in place in 2010 was recently brought into question due to budgetary issues elsewhere in BIS. We are therefore relieved to see that decisions announced today ensure that … Continue reading

Categories: BIS, Campaign, cuts
10 / Dec / 2013 0

AGM 2013 Agenda

The agenda for the second Science is Vital Annual General Meeting, to be held on 12th December 2013 at 17.30 at Charles Darwin House, London. Welcome Minutes of the previous meeting Matters arising Reports Chair’s report (review of previous year) … Continue reading

Categories: SiV Business
29 / Nov / 2013 2

Open letter to Vincent Cable, Secretary of State

Dear Dr Cable, We are writing to express our deep concern about reports that the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills is considering cuts to the ring-fenced science funding because of budget pressures arising from changes in the higher education … Continue reading

Categories: Campaign, cuts
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
21 / Jun / 2013 0

Delivering the Legacy of cash freeze 2010 report to David Willetts at BIS

On Wednesday this week (19th June), Science is Vital presented our report on the legacy of the 2010 Comprehensive Spending Review to David Willetts, Minister of State for Universities and Science, in his office in Westminster. The report, which summarised … Continue reading

Categories: Campaign, Evidence, Survey
17 / Jun / 2013 0

Legacy of the 2010 science budget cash freeze: final report

As part of our most recent campaign, we conducted a survey asking UK scientists (or those who have left is the last few years) about their experiences of doing effective science before and after the 2010 spending review initiated a … Continue reading

Categories: Campaign, Evidence, Survey
21 / Mar / 2013 2

Legacy of the 2010 cash freeze

We are trying to determine how the 2010 cash freeze has affected scientists, and science, in this country. If you are a UK researcher (or a researcher gone abroad in the past three years), we would be very grateful if … Continue reading

Categories: Campaign, Survey
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