POST provides balanced and accessible overviews of research from across the biological, physical and social sciences, and engineering and technology. It places the findings of this research in a policy context for Parliamentary use.
The best known format for these briefings are ‘POSTnotes’: four page summaries of public policy issues based on reviews of the research literature and interviews with stakeholders from across academia, industry, government and the third sector; they are peer reviewed by external experts. POSTnotes are often produced proactively, so that parliamentarians have advance knowledge of key issues before they reach the top of the political agenda.
Find out more here: https://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/offices/bicameral/post/publications/
The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST, for short) produces useful and interesting briefing notes on various subjects which may be of interest to Members and staffers. POST is the UK Parliament’s in-house source of independent, balanced and accessible analysis of public policy issues related to science and technology. Their aim is to inform parliamentary debate.
More information and the full list of POSTnotes can be found on the main POST site, here. They are also published on the popular Medium platform – follow POST here.
The subject areas cover:
- Biological sciences and health
- Environment and energy
- Physical sciences and IT
- Science policy
- Science, technology and the developing world
All publications (since 1995) are available in PDF format. To receive email copies of POST’s publications, email firstname.lastname@example.org, with ‘Join POST mailing list’ as the subject.