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The UK Parliament’s Post work programme is a series of activities and events designed to help Members of Parliament better understand and engage with scientific research and technological developments that have implications for public policy. The programme is managed by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST), which provides independent and impartial analysis of scientific and technical issues to MPs and committees.
The aim of the Post work programme is to bridge the gap between scientific research and policy-making, and to ensure that MPs have access to accurate and up-to-date information when considering legislation and making decisions. The POST team works closely with MPs and parliamentary committees to identify emerging areas of scientific research and technological developments that are likely to have significant policy implications. They then produce a range of briefing papers, which are made available to MPs and their staff, and are also published on the POST website as POSTnotes.
The programme covers a wide range of topics, including health, energy, environment, and cybersecurity. Recent briefings have covered subjects such as artificial intelligence, gene editing, and quantum technologies. There are currently a number of briefings relevant to development reseaches on data science and artificial intelligence, climate change, energy planning, indoor air quality and environmental impact of food production, protected marine areas, and the One Health approach to climate change.