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Brexit: Academy of Medical Sciences Spells Out the Impact

April 26, 2016 10:24 AM


The EU fosters collaboration in science.

In November 2015 the Academy of Medical Sciences submitted evidence to the House of Lords on the impact of EU membership on science in the UK.

The Academy made reference to the benefits to the UK of being connected to the large pool of talented researchers provided by the EU, and the contribution such individuals made to the UK's performance. It also made clear that regulatory harmonisation provided an essential platform to enable collaboration.

In a statement published yesterday the Academy reiterated its position, writing that "The EU has provided significant investment in UK health research and innovation, and opportunities for international collaboration that have increased the reputation, competitiveness and attractiveness of the UK as a centre of global medical science excellence."