Category Archives: Evidence

07 / May / 2014 0

Science really is vital

We are pleased to draw your attention to a really great piece of research commissioned by the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE). The report, entitled “The Economic Significance of the UK Science Base” and written by economists Jonathan Haskel, Alan … Continue reading

Categories: Economics, Evidence
21 / Jun / 2013 1

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
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
09 / Oct / 2011 0

Science is Vital meets David Willetts

Science is Vital meets David Willetts (again) Following the publication of our report on science careers in the UK, which drew on nearly 700 responses to a call for evidence, members of the Science is Vital team met with Minister … Continue reading

Categories: Careers, Evidence
24 / May / 2011 14

Science Careers–ministerial feedback

How do you solve a problem like science careers? On Tuesday 24th May 2011, Dr Evan Harris chaired a panel discussion on careers in science at the Royal Institution. On the panel were Dr Jenny Rohn and Professor Dame Athene … Continue reading

Categories: Careers, Evidence
28 / Sep / 2010 5

Key messages

For more details and resources, please see the CaSE blog. Point 1. Investment in science and engineering skills and research yields broad and historically proven economic returns. Such investment, if made now, could drive the growth needed to secure a … Continue reading

Categories: Evidence
24 / Sep / 2010 24

Why do YOU think Science is Vital?

We are compiling a list of reasons why Science is Vital. This will be useful for when we meet our MPs at the lobby, and for raising support in protesting the proposed cuts. We want to demonstrate that without science … Continue reading

Categories: Evidence