The Crick has responded to a Parliamentary inquiry on what a no-deal Brexit would mean for science and innovation in the UK.
We have submitted evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee to highlight the impact that a no-deal Brexit could have on the Crick and science more broadly.
Our response emphasises that no-deal must be avoided at all costs. It would set back scientific progress significantly and damage the UK’s close research links with Europe and the rest of the world.
We call on the government to make sure that scientists can move easily across Europe, participate fully in EU Framework Programmes and work seamlessly with partners across the channel after Brexit.
This inquiry comes at a crucial time for UK science as we face significant uncertainty about what will happen after Brexit. We look forward to seeing the government's response to the concerns that we and others raise through the inquiry.