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The home of Government Office for Science on GOV.UK. 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-t…
How to use systems thinking to drive improved outcomes in complex situations.
This document is a short introduction to systems thinking for civil…
Weaving systems thinking throughout the policy design process. This…
This document is a an Introductory Toolkit for for civil servants. It is…
This document is a case study bank of systems thinking for civil servants.…
The Futures Toolkit provides a set of tools and techniques to help government officials use long-term strategic thinking in policy making.
Foresight report looking at how we can respond to rising levels of obesity in the UK.
Foresight projects give evidence to policymakers to help them create policies that are more resilient to the future.
The Civil Service is taking a new, joined-up approach to horizon scanning to help inform current policy making.
First published during the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
Sir Patrick Vallance will be stepping down as Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA), at the end of his 5-year post in April 2023.
How to apply for jobs and internships at the Government Office for Science.
Visual representations of the different factors that influence levels of obesity.
Tips, advice and guidance to help policymakers embed long-term thinking and external insight into policy making.
Areas of research interest (ARI) give details about the main research questions facing government departments.
Foresight project which looked at the opportunities and challenges facing UK cities over the next 50 years.
Foresight project looking at how we can respond to rising levels of obesity in the UK.
Five steps that we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing.
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.
Report discussing the benefits of adult learning to the individual, society and the economy.
This report explores how genomics will affect our lives in the future, how the genome can influence people’s traits and behaviours beyond health and how studying our DNA presents both benefits and challenges to society.
Access support and expertise to help you think about the future.
These research papers explore how a particular issue might affect different areas of policy.
A Review which addresses the capability of government science and engineering, recommending actions to further embed government science into policymaking.
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