Report of recommendations about R&D for the 2015 general elections.
This report has been made by the Science Policy Committee, reviewed by the board of directors and discussed with the members of the Society of Spanish Researchers in the United Kingdom (SRUK/CERU). This society has around 500 members working on all scientific fields, including professors, principal investigators, post-doctoral researchers and PhD students, as well as private company employees and science communicators.
The report of recommendations gathers the varied experience of the SRUK/CERU members, giving an interdisciplinary view of the R&D. SRUK/CERU has included specific suggestions to improve the science policy landscape in Spain. These are targeted to be considered by the Spanish political parties with a view to the 2015 Spanish general elections.
Participation in call for evidence about “Estatuto del Personal Investigador Predoctoral en Formación”
SRUK/CERU contributed to the call for evidence concerning the Estatuto del Personal Investigador Predoctoral en Formación, organized by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities.
The call for evidence follows the publication of a new “Real decreto” in 2018 to update the conditions of PhD students in Spain. You can access the original text here.
The Science Policy Committee of SRUK/CERU continues to monitor the political activity in Spain regarding R&D.
The Committee has contributed comments to the draft national plan on R&D published in July 2017 and we also analysed the manifestos of the main Spanish political parties after the first 100 days of the current Parliament. Both documents are available below (only in Spanish).