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Academy and Campaign response to the Industrial Strategy White Paper

29th November 2017

The Academy of Social Sciences and its Campaign for Social Science welcome the Government’s recently released Industrial Strategy White Paper.

Response to the Industrial Strategy Green Paper Consultation

19th April 2017

The Academy and its Campaign for Social Science submitted a joint response to the UK Government Green Paper on Industrial Strategy.

Academy and Campaign respond to Northern Powerhouses and Midlands Engine Inquiry

11th May 2016

The Academy and Campaign issued a response Friday 6th May to the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee’s Powerhouses and Engines Inquiry. The response stressed the need for good social science evidence both in shaping policies for the Northern Powerhouse and Midlands Engine, and in ensuring that sufficient evaluation measures are built in from the start. Adequate resourcing will… Read more »

Academy response to the Commons Science and Technology Committee’s Science Communication Inquiry

6th May 2016

The Academy and its Campaign have responded to the Science and Technology Committee’s Inquiry into Science Communication.

Anti-lobbying clause will undermine evidence, policy and the public interest

22nd February 2016

In a letter to the Minister for Government Efficiency and Civil Service Reform in the Cabinet Office, Professor James Wilsdon FAcSS, Chair of the Academy’s Campaign for Social Science,  and Sarah Main raise concerns over an anti-lobbying clause that threatens to put the brakes on the research impact agenda. The letter comes alongside an article,… Read more »

Sense about Science Inquiry into the non-publication of government research

25th January 2016

Sense About Science has begun an inquiry into non-publication of government research. The details can be found here (SAS website). David Walker, Head of Policy for the Academy of Social Sciences, has prepared a note on the issues raised, which has been submitted to the inquiry. The note can be downloaded AcSS response – Sense about… Read more »

Academy responds to PASC inquiry

30th October 2014

The Academy responded to the Commons Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) as it inquires into Whitehall’s ‘capacity to anticipate, analyse, assess and respond to the significant challenges facing the UK’ over the next decade. PASC has previously been critical of the lack of joined up and strategic thinking in UK central government; its inquiry follows… Read more »