2007 Policy Documents
Sustainable Water: Chemical Science Priorities Summary Report
1 November 2007 - This document is a report detailing the key findings and the report's recommendations.
Biosciences Federation: Review of Science in the Department of Health
15 October 2007 - a response to the Government Office of Science
RSC submission to the EPSRC International Review of Materials
26 September 2007 - the RSC has responded to this Review, highlighting forthcoming research areas, threats to future materials research in the UK, and the particular strengths of the UK's research community.
RSC Response to the review of the concordat on career development of researchers
18 September 2007 - RCUK consultation on the concordat to support the career development of researchers
RSC response to Cabinet Office inquiry on Effective Consultation
18 September 2007 - The RSC raised concerns on the availability of in-house expertise in Government Departments, communication and coordination between Departments, and poorly focused consultations
RSC response to the Royal Society call for views on Synthetic Biology
24 August 2007 - the chemical sciences will play a vital role in the burgeoning field of synthetic biology in which biomolecular components are newly combined or reorganised tin order to create novel circuitry, pathways and organisms.
Environmental Effects of Novel Materials and Applications
20 July 2007 - The Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution has launched a study into the Environmental Effects of Novel Materials and Applications. The RSC has submitted evidence concerning both the difficulties of defining Novel Materials and the concerns surrounding toxicological studies of new materials.
RSC response to Science and Technology Select Committee into renewable energy-generation technologies
02 July 2007 - the RSC submitted evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee inquiry
RSC response to draft Climate Change Bill
12 June 2007 - The RSC welcomed the ambition of the UK Government to lead by example in setting statutory carbon dioxide (CO2) emission reduction targets
The RSC submission to the Sainsbury review
21 May 2007 - the RSC submitted evidence to the Sainsbury review of science and technology on a number of broad themes including industrial R&D, publicly funded R&D, knowledge transfer, the supply of skilled people, venture capital funding and international science and technology collaboration
RSC response to MTP consultation on rainwater and grey water re-use
19 April 2007 - The RSC response to the findings of the Market Transformation Programme report. It is the view of the RSC that the lack of standards is inhibiting the use of grey water and rain water.
RSC response to Defra and WAG consultation
19 April 2007 RSC response to consultation on the amendment of the water supply (water quality) regulations by WAG and DEFRA
RSC Response to NERC Draft Strategy 2007-2012
13 April 2007 - The RSC submitted a response to the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) "Next generation science for planet Earth: NERC draft strategy 2007 -2012"
RSC response to the EPSRC Knowledge Transfer and Economic Impact Strategy consultation
19 March 2007 - RSC comment on the EPSRC's Knowledge Transfer and Economic Impact strategy highlighting the need to remain firmly committed to funding the best science possible and promote knowledge transfer
The Academy of Medical Sciences: Brain Science, Addiction and Drugs
2 March 2007- The Academy of Medical Sciences call for submissions on brain science, addiction and drugs.
RSC response to the House of Commons Science and Technology enquiry: Investigating the Oceans
08 February 2007 - The RSC has submitted evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee's inquiry: Investigating the Oceans.
Nuffield Council on Bioethics: The forensic use of bioinformation
30 January 2007 - The RSC and the Bioscience Federation respond to the Nuffield Council on Bioethics: The forensic use of bioinformation.
The RSC response to the RCUK consultation on the efficiency and affectiveness of peer review
18 January 2007 - The RSC has responded to specific RCUK proposals asked in the consultation on grant consolidation, the introduction of institutional quotas, increased control of resubmissions, greater use of outline proposals, and how to measure economic impact.
Small technology big changes
05 January 2007 - An RSC workshop explored the issues surrounding the health and safety of nanotechnology. Slow Government action and a lack of dedicated funding means that many questions are still unanswered.