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UK re-establishes Science and Technology Committee

This article was originally published in Clinica

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The UK parliamentary Science and Technology Committee (STC), abolished in 2007, is to be re-established. The aim of the move is to raise the profile of official science policy under the new Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). The new STC will consist of the same members as the existing Innovation, Universities, Skills and Science Committee (IUSS), and will assume its new role following the summer recess, in October. The move, approved at the end of June, is said to reflect the importance of "effective oversight of the use of science across government", and promises greater support for a "dynamic science and research base".

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