In a world where global challenges and advances in technology bring both uncertainty and new possibilities, the chemical sciences have a critical role to play. But what will that role be? How can we maximise the impact we make across academia, industry, government and education? And what actions should we take to create a stronger, more vibrant culture for research that helps enable new discoveries?
Our Perspectives series addresses these questions through four lenses: talent, discovery, sustainability and knowledge. Drawing together insights and sharp opinion, our goal is to increase understanding and inform debate – putting the chemical sciences at the heart of the big issues the world is facing.
For the chemical sciences to prosper and deliver against global challenges, we must attract, develop and retain a diverse range of talented people.
The Science Teaching Survey 2022
Revealing the rewards and challenges of working in science education in the UK and Ireland.
Missing Elements: Racial and ethnic inequalities in the chemical sciences
Missing Elements shines a stark light on racism and ethnic inequalities in the chemical sciences. We reviewed relevant data and reports and gathered new qualitative evidence of chemical scientists’ lived experiences.
Chemistry has a central role to find and deliver sustainable solutions for reducing our reliance on finite global resources.
Sustainable composite materials
We believe that chemistry can help the composites sector move towards more sustainable practices. Our technical report explores the role of chemistry as both a barrier and an aid to overcoming sustainability challenges.
Polymers in liquid formulations
Opportunities to make millions of household and industrial products containing PLFs more sustainable.
Great discoveries often come from unexpected results rather than hypothesis-led research.
Igniting innovation: The case for supporting UK deep tech chemistry
Explore the challenges, barriers and unique contributions of deep tech chemistry SMEs.
Science Horizons is a Royal Society of Chemistry report into the direction, potential and needs of scientific research and development in the next 10-15 years.
It’s important that chemical science researchers have a strong voice in the global conversations about issues that affect them.
Open access and Plan S
As a learned society publisher and as a voice for the chemical sciences community, we’re committed to increasing open access to high quality scholarly research.
Researchers' voice on open access
We commissioned a survey of chemical science researchers to understand the differences in their experiences of and opinions towards publishing their research, with a particular emphasis on open access publishing.