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Over the summer, the Microbiology Society publishing and policy teams worked together to re-align our Open Access position statement with our publishing practices, and the updated policy was approved by Council on 7 September.
The Microbiology Society submitted a written response jointly with the Society for Applied Microbiology to the Health and Social Care Select Committee’s Antimicrobial Resistance Inquiry.
2018 – The Microbiology Society supports the British Pharmacological Society’s new curriculum for the use of animal research
The Microbiology Society has supported a new curriculum for the use of animal research. Developed by the British Pharmacological Society and supported by a range of life sciences organisations, it aims to support the next generation of researchers in gaining the education, skills and understanding of animal welfare needed to carry out these vital studies.
The Microbiology Society submitted written evidence to the House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee’s Brexit: Plant and Animal Biosecurity Inquiry.
The Microbiology Society joined 45+ organisations from across business, academia and research charities in supporting the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE) letter to the Prime Minister, calling on urgent revision of current immigration policy and Tier 2 visa system to better attract international research and innovation talent.
The Microbiology Society collated members' comments in response to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee Brexit Science and Innovation Summit inquiry.
The Microbiology Society was invited to give evidence to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee’s Life Science and the Industrial Strategy Inquiry. Professor Paul Kellam, Chair-Elect of our Policy Committee, gave oral evidence to the Committee, which can be viewed on the Committee’s website, and followed up with written evidence. The Society highlighted the importance of microbiology for the Industrial Strategy both for biomedical science and broader areas of bioscience missing from the Life Science Strategy.