It’s been a long, cold winter. Science Is Vital has been in hibernation, but now we’re back.
After half a year since the government’s Autumn Spending Review, the implications of the science budget’s cash freeze are starting to kick in. Inspired by a recent Campaign for Science and Engineering blog, Stephen Curry proposed that we lend a hand to the Parliamentary Science and Technology Committee who are seeking evidence about how the proposed cuts are affecting scientists at the coal face. We want to make sure that all voices, including those of early-stage researchers, are heard – not just eminent scientists or scholarly societies.
So we’ve organized a helpful page on our website about how to prepare and submit your evidence, and a questionnaire that will help us keep track of the cuts geographically. And we’ve just contacted everyone who helped out with the campaign to let them know – that’s the more than 37,000 people who supported us last time around.
We’d be grateful if you could help spread the word: the hashtag, as always, is #scienceisvital, along with the specific campaign tag, #CSRimpact.