About us

We advise the Prime Minister and members of the Cabinet, to ensure that government policies and decisions are informed by the best scientific evidence and strategic long-term thinking.


We are responsible for:


Our priorities are:

  • science advice mechanisms that are efficient, effective, speak truth to power and are embedded irreversibly in government systems
  • visible impact through both proactive and demand led science advice that is relevant, excellent, and delivered fit for purpose

Who we are

We are an organisation of approximately 150 permanent staff located primarily in London with a presence in other parts of the UK.

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