Biologists unite to influence policy

February 11, 2000

Biologists are coming together to gain a greater influence over policy-makers and within society. A new federation to represent the booming bioscience community has been suggested by the Institute of Biology and the UK Life Sciences Committee.

The 100-plus learned societies that represent the wide variety of disciplines will be consulted about forming a federal structure.

According to consultants Brain Jamieson and Associates, who carried out a study on behalf of the IoB and UKLSC, this would give the bioscience community greater visibility and more impact on science policies, education, communication and publishing.

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