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R&D Sector urges rapid progress on UK association to EU programmes

As representatives of the UK, Irish and wider European research, innovation and business communities, we were heartened to hear the EU Commission President’s emphatic support for UK association to Horizon Europe.

RSB concerned at cuts to R&D funding

Yesterday, the Government released its Central Government Supply Estimates 2022-23, in which it is detailed that the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has returned £1.6 billion of funds to the Treasury, which had previously been allocated for Horizon Europe association or domestic alternatives.

4-day week hailed as a success across the UK

Yesterday, the results of the four day working week initiative were released, a scheme that The Royal Society of Biology opted into last year.

RSB welcomes a new Cabinet post and Government department dedicated to science and innovation

The Royal Society of Biology welcomes the Prime Minister’s decision to create an enhanced focus on science and energy through two new departments of State: the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology and the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, both led by Cabinet level posts.

RSB publishes manifesto appealing next Government to invest in the biosciences

The Royal Society of Biology has published its general election manifesto, demonstrating the importance of biosciences in the UK and setting out recommendations for the next Parliament to ensure the UK remains world-leading.

Showcasing Defra’s R&D Programme

Around 100 plant health professionals attended the fourth plant health series event, funded by Defra, discussing Defra’s R&D Programme. The event explored how research needs are being met before hearing from several plant health professionals whose research projects are funded through this programme.

Clay corals and intestinal microbiome win BioArtAttack 2022

Over 350 high quality and exciting art pieces were entered into this year's BioArtAttack competition, including collages, sculptures and knitted objects covering a wide range of subjects within the biosciences.

RSB welcomes publication of plant health strategy

The Royal Society of Biology supports a new action plan to protect plants from pests and diseases published today by Defra, a strategy the society helped formulate.

RSB members recognised in 2023 New Year’s Honours list

The Royal Society of Biology would like to offer warm congratulations to a number of Fellows who have been recognised in the 2023 New Year’s Honours List for their bioscience and community work.

An appeal to the Secretary of State to protect biodiversity

The Royal Society of Biology wrote earlier this month to Defra secretary of state, Thérèse Coffey, ahead of the COP15 summit in Montreal, Canada, urging Government to deliver vital protection of biodiversity.