Today, the House of Commons' Science and Technology Committee has published the report EU regulation of the life sciences, which examines how EU legislation and regulation can best facilitate collaboration and innovation. The Academy contributed to the report by giving evidence in its areas of expertise.
Professor Sir Robert Lechler, President of the Academy of Medical Sciences welcomed the report saying:
"I am pleased that this report includes many of the points made in our submission to the Select Committee for Science and Technology, especially around the positive impact of regulatory harmonisation across the EU and the UK’s ability to attract globally-mobile individuals and investment.
"We join the Committee in calling for a clear strategy to protect this access to funding, research talent and support for collaboration that are currently delivered by EU membership."