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Many of the challenges facing society are complex and cut across different sectors. They can best be tackled by different areas of science working together. The policy team leads on much cross-sectoral working and actively wants to improve access to the biosciences.

Special Interest Groups

The team has established a number of Special Interest groups working in specific sectors, that provide targeted resources and help to build links between academia, industry and the charity sector.

The Animal Science Group, along with the UK Bioscience Sector Coalition, brings together organisations that are involved in animal research across academia, industry and charities.

The Natural Capital Initiative is a forum for decision makers to explore how 'natural capital' thinking (the benefits we get from nature) can be embedded in policy and practice.

The UK Plant Sciences Federation brings together the plant science community to create a coordinated approach to research, industry, funding, education and outreach.

The Drug Discovery Pathways Group is addressing issues that are relevant to medicines research and development.

The Research Dissemination Committee champions sustainable and equitable practice in the circulation and curation of research outputs.

The Returners to Bioscience Group supports those who have taken an extended career break.

The STEM Disability Committee is committed to improving access to science, technology, engineering and maths subjects in education and careers.

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