Science policy affects a broad range of issues, ranging from data sharing and gene editing, to intellectual property and regulation.
Patient data is hugely valuable for research. But the value of that data can only be unlocked if concerns about patient privacy are taken seriously.
Research is an essential part of being ready for and responding to public health emergencies.
Good research practice is one of the foundations of high-quality research.
Government investment plays an important part in supporting scientific excellence in the UK.
The recommendations set out in the review mark one of the first steps towards making sure that promising drugs, devices, diagnostics and digital products are adopted quickly across the NHS.
Gene editing allows scientists to change gene sequences by adding, replacing or removing sections of DNA.
Sharing data from clinical trials benefits other researchers working on different studies and builds public trust by showing that clinical trials are valuable to healthcare.
The new European Data Protection Regulation was agreed in April 2016 and will take effect from May 2018.
Open access ensures that original research publications – including journal articles, book chapters and monographs – are available to everyone to read and re-use at no cost.
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.
Almost every major breakthrough in human and veterinary medicine has depended on the use of animals in the research, development or testing of new therapies.
Mitochondrial donation is an IVF technique that gives families affected by mitochondrial disease the chance of having healthy children.
The European Union is revising regulations governing the manufacture and sale of medical devices.
The Expert Advisory Group on Data Access provides strategic advice to its funders about the scientific, legal and ethical issues of data access for cohort studies and human genetics research.
The Public Health Research Data Forum brings together more than 20 funders of global health research to support ways of sharing health research data.
We commissioned a review to explore potential gaps in data management skills and capacity, and how these needs can be met in future.
This commissioned review focuses on how cultures and incentives can be embedded to support open research.
A commissioned review looking at how to make sure data sharing benefits research globally.
Briefings and responses
Information Commissioner’s Office
Higher Education Funding Council for England