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    Report 27 March 2019 Updated 22 January 2020

    The role of informal science in youth work: findings from Curiosity round one

    [Summary] 'Curiosity' provides funding to help youth organisations develop and deliver inspiring science activities for disadvantaged children and young people. This report looks at the key findings from the 32 projects funded during the first round.

    Report 21 March 2019 Updated 4 December 2019

    A blueprint for dynamic oversight: how the UK can take a global lead in emerging science and technologies

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    Effective regulatory oversight is needed to make sure emerging science and technologies reach their full potential quickly and safely, and with the public's trust. Our report sets out how the UK can become a world leader in this area.

    Report 21 March 2019 Updated 4 December 2019

    A blueprint for the oversight of emerging science and technologies

    [Summary] Effective regulatory oversight is needed to make sure emerging science and technologies reach their full potential quickly and safely, and with the public's trust. Our report sets out how the UK can become a world leader in this area.

    Report 8 March 2019 Updated 4 December 2019

    Call to Action on Antimicrobial Resistance 2018 Report

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    Key outcomes from the second Call to Action on Antimicrobial Resistance held in Ghana, co-hosted by the Governments of Ghana, Thailand and the UK, along with the World Bank, UN Foundation and Wellcome.

    Report 14 February 2019 Updated 4 December 2019

    Exploring good clinical practice in clinical trials

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    Our workshop with the Gates Foundation and the Academy of Medical Sciences looked at how the current guidelines for clinical trials could be improved, and possible alternative approaches.

    Report 11 February 2019 Updated 4 December 2019

    Regulation of clinical trials: Brexit and beyond

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    Four realistic and achievable options for regulatory cooperation in UK-EU clinical trials, including costs and opportunities.

    Report 11 February 2019 Updated 4 December 2019

    Regulation of clinical trials: Brexit and beyond

    [Summary] Four realistic and achievable options for regulatory cooperation in UK-EU clinical trials, including costs and opportunities. 

    Report 15 January 2019 Updated 22 January 2019

    What pupils think of science in primary schools

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    We look at pupils’ views of science and how these link to the practice and experience of their science leaders.

    Report 15 January 2019 Updated 15 January 2019

    Understanding the 'State of the nation' report of UK primary science education

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    We conduct deeper interviews with teachers to explore the findings of our 'State of the nation' report.

    Report 12 December 2018 Updated 20 March 2019

    Review of Ofsted school inspection reports 2017 to 2018

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    A review of how often Ofsted school inspection reports commented on science between September 2017 and July 2018.

    Report 12 December 2018 Updated 4 December 2019

    Review of Ofsted school inspection reports 2017 to 2018

    [Summary] A review of how often Ofsted school inspection reports commented on science between September 2017 and July 2018.

    Report 11 December 2018 Updated 4 December 2019

    Addressing antimicrobial resistance in the environment

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    This scientific white paper looks at the evidence about how antimicrobial resistance in the environment is impacting human health, and at how the risks can be addressed. It summarises discussions from the International Environmental AMR forum, held in April 2018.

    Report 11 December 2018 Updated 4 December 2019

    Addressing antimicrobial resistance in the environment: executive summary

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    A summary of the findings of our scientific white paper, which looks at the evidence about how antimicrobial resistance in the environment is impacting human health, and at how the risks can be addressed.

    Report 11 December 2018 Updated 4 December 2019

    Data policy models for funding bodies

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    How funders can work with the research community to improve data access, governance and management.

    Report 15 November 2018 Updated 4 December 2019

    Brexit and Beyond briefing

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    Our recommendations on EU-UK science and innovation post-Brexit.

    Report 1 November 2018 Updated 4 December 2019

    Wellcome review of PhD training in biomedical research

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    A review of UK biomedical PhD training – from how support for students can be improved, to how success is assessed.

    Report 1 November 2018 Updated 10 January 2020

    Wellcome review of PhD training in biomedical research

    Our review reveals high levels of satisfaction with biomedical PhD training overall, but significant levels of worry and uncertainty among students.

    Report 3 October 2018 Updated 4 December 2019

    Brexit and Beyond: case studies on EU funding

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    Case studies on EU funding, including the areas of epigenomics, dementia, reputation and innovation.

    Report 5 September 2018 Updated 4 December 2019

    Antimicrobial resistance surveillance: sharing industry data

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    Recommendations from a pilot project to openly publish human antimicrobial resistance surveillance data generated and collected by the pharmaceutical industry. The project was led by the Open Data Institute and funded by Wellcome.

    Report 1 July 2018 Updated 4 December 2019

    Empowering UK universities: how strategic institutional support helps research thrive

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    Through a series of case studies, we demonstrate how strategic institutional support has helped research thrive in universities across the UK.

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