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Government Office for Science


The Government Office for Science ensures that government policies and decisions are informed by the best scientific evidence and strategic long-term thinking. It is part of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

The role of the Government Chief Scientific Adviser is to advise the Prime Minister and Cabinet. This includes:

• Giving scientific advice to the Prime Minister and members of the Cabinet, through a programme of projects that reflect the priorities of the Government Chief Scientific Adviser • Ensuring and improving the quality and use of scientific evidence and advice in government (through advice and projects and by creating and supporting connections between officials and the scientific community) • Providing the best scientific advice in the case of emergencies, through the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) • Helping the independent Council for Science and Technology provide high level advice to the Prime Minister