Planned work

POST carries out horizon-scanning to anticipate issues of science and technology that are likely to impact on policy.

At Board meetings, POST advisers present a shortlist of topics for discussion. The following projects were approved by the POST board but work has not yet started. If you would like to contribute or find out more at this stage please email us.

Biological sciences and health
  • Sleep, sleep deprivation, and health
  • The microbiome and human health
Environment and energy
  • Fisheries management
  • Shale gas
Physical sciences and ICT
  • All projects are in progress and can be found on the current work page
Social sciences
  • Informal caregiving
  • Evidence on effective approaches to relationships and sex education in schools
POST continuously assesses issues that are of importance to Parliament and is now publishing its longlist online. View the POSTnote longlist. POST is also accepting ideas for new POSTnotes through this online form.

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.

See what POSTnote are currently being worked on.

This page details the steps in producing a POSTnote.