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POST provides balanced and accessible overviews of research from across the biological, physical and social sciences, and engineering and technology. We place the findings of this research in a policy context for Parliamentary use.
The best known format for these briefings are ‘POSTnotes’: four page summaries of public policy issues based on reviews of the research literature and interviews with stakeholders from across academia, industry, government and the third sector; they are peer reviewed by external experts. POSTnotes are often produced proactively, so that parliamentarians have advance knowledge of key issues before they reach the top of the political agenda.
POSTbriefs are reponsive policy briefings based on mini-literature reviews and peer review. They are available in electronic format only.
To receive POST's publications by email, please email [email protected], with 'JOIN' as the subject.
Lists of past longer reports and shorter POSTboxes are also available.
This two-year study by POST and STEaPP looks at how research is defined and used inside the UK Parliament by Parliamentarians and staff.
This two-year study by POST and STEaPP looks at how research is defined and used inside the UK Parliament by Parliamentarians and staff. Volume two is supplementary content.
The annual report highlights some of the work that POST has completed in 2016 and outlines plans for 2017.
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