Six weeks on from the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, reports have emerged of the decision causing adverse effects for some UK scientists and researchers.
If you are one of those experiencing disruptions or worries due to Brexit then there are a number of organisations that are interested in hearing from you.
The Minister of State for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson, has issued a call for specific examples of impacts caused by the EU referendum on engaging with European support for science and innovation to be sent directly to him: firstname.lastname@example.org. He is specifically interested in collecting evidence of first-hand experiences in cases of possible discrimination, disadvantage or other changes in approach, and asks for any submissions to include a detailed case description and contact telephone number.
Universities UK are collating examples from universities, to send to Jo Johnson, with evidence to be sent to email@example.com.
Research Councils UK are advising researchers and scientists to send examples to BEIS, firstname.lastname@example.org, but also ask for evidence to be copied in to the UK Research Office, email@example.com, so that they can continue to monitor the situation.
Scientists for EU have set up a website form where they are asking people to record any impacts on them or their research, and any concerns they may have, in order to build up a set of case studies to raise public awareness of any challenges being faced.