Areas of work

Projects being carried out by POST staff and fellows are listed in this section, as well as projects that have been approved by the Board but not yet begun.

In researching its briefings, POST consults widely inside and outside of Parliament, speaking to stakeholders from government departments, academia, industry, learned societies, think tanks and NGOs. If you wish to contribute, contacts are listed on the relevant project page. 

Current work

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Details of POSTnotes currently being worked on.

Planned work

Approved POSTnote topics but work on them has not yet begun.

Horizon Scanning

POST identifies trends in science, technology, society and policy, and analyses their implications for Parliament.

Big Data Series

In 2014, POST ran its first interdisciplinary programme of work focused on big data.

Trends Series

In 2015, POST concentrated on societal and technological trends and their implications for policy.

Trends Cards

POST identifies trends in science, technology, society and policy, and analyses their implications for Parliament.

The use of research evidence in Parliament

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POST is running a programme of activity to study the use of research evidence within parliamentary debate and scrutiny, including the impact of POST.

Africa programme

With funding from the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, POST ran a programme to help African parliaments strengthen their capacity in science and technology.

Related information

POST's work programme is determined by a parliamentary Board, which meets quarterly.

If you have any ideas for topics POST should cover in the future, please contact one of our advisers.