Science in government

Guidance on the use of scientific evidence and advice in government.

Strategy and guidelines

  1. Scientific advice to government: legal liability

    • Guidance
  2. Chief scientific advisers and their officials

    • Guidance
  3. Scientific advisory committees: code of practice

    • Guidance
  4. Scientific advice to government: principles

    • Guidance
  5. Universal ethical code for scientists

    • Guidance

Science and engineering reviews

The science and engineering assurance (SEA) programme reviews how effectively departments use scientific and analytical evidence in policy-making.

The SEA programme concluded at the end of 2012 following the review of HM Treasury. You can find all the completed reviews on the UK government Web Archive.

  1. HM Treasury: science and analysis assurance review

    • Corporate report