Monthly Archives: March 2013

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
21 / Mar / 2013 7

Petition: increase Governmental spend on R&D to 0.8% GDP

Following on from our letter in the Daily Telegraph signed by fifty top UK scientists, calling for an increase in research and development spending to at least 0.8% of GDP, we are delighted to announce our accompanying Petition (below). We … Continue reading

Categories: Campaign
11 / Mar / 2013 3

Letter in the Daily Telegraph

Letter published in the Daily Telegraph, 11th March 2013. Accompanying report and press release. SIR – We urge the Government to demonstrate its long-term commitment to funding science and engineering as part of a strategy to boost growth and enable … Continue reading

Categories: Evidence, Names, Press
11 / Mar / 2013 3

Show me the numbers

Science is Vital’s letter in the Telegraph today challenges the government to set itself the target of investing at least 0.8% of GDP in science. Where does this number come from, and what does it mean? Research funding in the … Continue reading

Categories: Evidence
11 / Mar / 2013 0

Top UK scientists call on the Government to increase R&D funding

(Press release, 11 March 2013) For immediate release The grassroots, volunteer-run group Science is Vital, with support from six Nobel laureates and many other leading UK scientists, today published in the Daily Telegraph a letter urging the Government to commit … Continue reading

Categories: Press