Wellcome is increasingly active in European Union (EU) policy. The EU supports science through:
- legislation to regulate the research environment
- funding opportunities
- programmes to help cross-border collaboration.
We're working with the UK government and others to achieve a Brexit settlement that allows research to thrive in the UK and Europe.
The new European Data Protection Regulation was agreed in April 2016 and will take effect from May 2018.
The European Commission has published a proposal to update EU copyright law so that it applies equally across Europe and is fit for purpose in the 21st century.
The European Union is revising regulations governing the manufacture and sale of medical devices.
Building a Strong Future for European Science: Brexit and Beyond: Wellcome's recommendations from the Future Partnership Project
Together with the Royal Society, we asked individuals and organisations from across the UK and EU for their recommendations about how future research and innovation partnerships should work after Brexit.
A synthesis of the existing evidence on the EU-UK relationship on research and innovation, produced by the Royal Society.
Briefings and responses
Migratory Advisory Committee
House of Commons Health Committee
House of Lords Science and Technology Committee