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 at the January 2017 Board meeting. Work has not yet begun on these topics but if you would like to contribute or find out more at this stage please email us.

Biological sciences and health
  • Regulating Advanced Therapies
  • EU Clinical Trials Regulation
  • Impact of Alcohol Abuse in Families on Children
Environment and energy
  • Benefits of Earth Observation Systems
  • Environmental Effects of Engineered Nanoparticles
Physical sciences and ICT
  • Social Media and Access to Information
Social sciences
  • Communicating Risk
  • Migrants and Housing
  • Informal Caregiving
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.