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Leaving the EU: implications and opportunities for science and research inquiry


The Committee requested written submissions to address terms of reference announced at the beginning of our inquiry. Oral and written evidence identified a number of potential risks and opportunities, for example concerning the mobility of scientists, collaborative research opportunities, funding, access to research facilities, regulation and market access, private sector investment, administrative burdens/costs, etc. The Committee sought further contributions on the risks and opportunities of leaving the EU, to allow the Committee to draw together a ‘Risk Assessment’ and a list of risks/opportunities which should feature in the Government’s work to set a new EU/UK negotiating strategy.