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EU membership and UK science follow-up investigation launched

26 July 2016

The Committee has launched a short follow-up investigation on EU membership and UK Science.

Focus of the investigation

This short investigation focuses on people, facilities and funding. The Committee seeks evidence on the science dimension of the negotiations on leaving the EU and to identify any wider actions which will be needed in the short and medium terms to ensure that science in the UK can continue to flourish.


  • What are the threats and opportunities posed by Brexit to science across the UK?
  • What are the immediate issues, which should be addressed by the end of this year?
  • What are the medium term issues which will need to be addressed over the next 3 to 5 years?
  • How will the health of UK science will be monitored and how quickly will any impacts be detected?

Written evidence is not being solicited for this short investigation. If, however, any individual or organisation would like to make a written submission they should, in the first instance, contact the Committee.

Further information

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