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Monday 30 October 2017

Getting Research into Parliament

A new how-to guide from Taylor & Francis, Sense about Science and POST (Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology)

Research plays an important role in the UK parliament; it can help MPs and Peers scrutinize government policy, examine pressing issues of the day and pass laws.

At the same time, getting research into parliament is important for individual researchers – it is one of the ways in which they can demonstrate the impact of their research, where impact is defined by the REF as “an effect on, change or benefit to the economy, society, culture, public policy or services, health, the environment or quality of life, beyond academia”.

So, what are the different ways in which research can enter parliament? What role does research play in the public sphere, and why does evidence matter? What steps can you take to help your research influence parliamentary matters?

Read the full guide on the Taylor & Francis website here

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