Consultations

The IOP represents the views of its members on a broad range of areas within physics.

Submissions to government consultations and committee inquiries are compiled by IOP staff, with input from its members and according to a process agreed by its Council, which has final responsibility for IOP policy.

Members are encouraged to keep up to date with, and contribute to, IOP’s policy submissions, which can be accessed via the “Public Policy” forum on members’ network MyIOP, where consultations to which the Institute is responding are posted.

Through our extensive networks within physics we are able to respond quickly and effectively to consultations, produce reports and address emerging issues.

The IOP maintains close relationships with government departments and funding agencies responsible for science, innovation and education, and regularly represents its views to ministers and senior officials.

A list of current public consultations can be found via the DirectGov website.

 

December 2014

SCORE response to Department for Education consultation on performance descriptors for KS1 and KS2 assessment

Institute of Physics Ireland response to the Northern Irish Executive on the Northern Ireland draft budget

November 2014

Institute of Physics response to the Academy of Medical Sciences call for evidence on Team Science

Institute of Physics response to the Welsh Government's consultation on changes to GCSE science in Wales

 

SCORE’s response to the Department for Education’s consultation on Initial Teacher Training in England (22 September 2014)

Response from the Manager, Science Policy to an independent review of the role of metrics in research assessment (27 June 2014)

Response from the Manager, Science Policy to STFC’s Programmatic Review (7 May 2014)

SCORE responds to Ofqual's consultation on proposed A-level regulatatory requirements (17 January 2014)

SCORE’s response to the Department for Education consultation on proposed GCE AS and A Level Subject Content for Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Psychology (20 December 2013)

Submission from the Manager, Science Policy to the public consultation on the future direction of the European Metrology Research Programme (14 December 2012)

SCORE’s response to the Department for Education consultation on accountability for organisations teaching to 16- to 19-year-olds (20 November 2013)

Response from the Manager, Science Policy to the consultation from the UK funding councils on open access in the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework (30 October 2013)

SCORE’s response to the Ofqual consultation on GCSE reform (3 September 2013)

Institute of Physics response to the Science and Technology Select Committee call for written evidence on women in STEM (3 September 2013)

Institute of Physics response to BIS review of UK and EU balance of competences: research and development. (6 August 2013)

SCORE’s response to the National College for Teaching and Leadership consultation (28 June 2013)

SCORE's response to the Department for Education’s revised draft science curriculum for Key Stages 1–3 (21 June 2013)

Response from the President, and the Director, Education and Science to the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee’s inquiry into scientific infrastructure (21 June 2013)

A response from the Institute's President to the House of Commons select committee on business, innovation and skills' inquiry into the implications of Scottish independence for business, higher education and research (7 June 2013)

A response from the President-Elect to the Scottish Science Advisory Council's consultation on the possible implications for science and engineering in Scotland in the independence debate (24 May 2013)

Response from the President to inform the forthcoming spending decisions for the Science Budget for the extended Spending Review period of 2015/16 (17 May 2013)

Response from the Chair of IOP's Scottish Education Committee to the General Teaching Council for Scotland's consultation on entry requirements for initial teacher training. 14 May 2013

Response from the Manager, Science Policy to the independent review of EPSRC’s strategic advisory routes (26 April 2013)

IOP responds to the House of Commons science and technology committee's consultation on the work of the UK and European space agencies (19 April 2013)

SCORE's response to the Department for Education's consultation on the draft National Curriculum for science. 16 April 2013

Response from Manager, Science Policy to inform the UK higher education funding bodies’ policy on open access and submissions to the REF post-2014 (25 March 2013)

Response from the Director, Education and Science to inform RCUK’s revised policy and guidance on open access (20 March 2013)

Response from the Director, Education and Science to the Triennial Review of the Research Councils (28 February 2013)

Response from the Director, Education and Science to the House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Committee’s inquiry into open access (7 February 2013)

IOP responds to the House of Commons Education Committee's call for views on Ofsted's annual report. 28 January 2013

Response from the Director, Education and Science to the Academy of Medical Sciences’ discussion paper, Team Science (25 January 2013)

Response from the Director, Education and Science to a House of Lords Science and Technology Committee inquiry into open access. 18 January 2013

Response from the Director, Education and Science to a request from the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee for inquiry topic recommendations. 18 January 2013

IOP Ireland responds to Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment's review of GCSE and GCE qualifications. 18 January 2013

IOP Scotland responds to STEMEC consultation on professional learning communites. 7 January 2013

A response from the Director, Education and Science to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills's consultation on women in the workplace. 12 December 2012

SCORE’s response to the Department for Education's consultation on Key Stage 4 reform. 10 December 2012

A response from the Chair, IOP Wales to HEFCW's consultation on its corporate strategy for 2013-16. 12 October 2012

A response from the Director Education and Science to the consultation by the Committee on the Future of Higher Education (28 September 2012).

IOP Ireland’s response to the Science Foundation Ireland’s strategy agenda 2020 and operational plan for 2013 (28 September 2012)

Institute of Physics submission to a House of Lords Select Committee inquiry on SME exports. (14 September 2012)

A response from SCORE to Ofqual's consultation on A-level reform. 11 September 2012

A response to the Welsh Government on behalf of the Institute of Physics, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Society of Biology. 1 September 2012.

IOP Wales response to the Department for Education and Skills' consultation on requirements for the provision of initial teacher training courses in Wales – literacy and numeracy issues. (3 August 2012)

Response from the Manager, Science Policy to HEFCE’s consultation on a risk-based approach to quality assurance (30 July 2012)

IOP Wales response to the Welsh government’s consultation on the development of an Innovation Strategy for Wales. (23 July 2012)

Response from the Director, Education and Science to the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee’s inquiry into ‘Building new nuclear: the challenges ahead’ (2 July 2012)

Response from the Manager, Science Policy to HEFCE’s consultation on arrangements for 2013-14 and beyond for student number controls and teaching funding (24 May 2012)

Response from the Director, Education and Science to the draft concordat to support research integrity (11 May 2012)

Response from the Manager, Science Policy to the RCUK consultation for a capital investment roadmap (4 May 2012).

IOP's response to RCUK's proposed policy on access to research outputs. (5 April 2012)

Response from the Honorary Secretary to the Liberal Democrat Party's consultation on sources of sustainable prosperity and jobs. (5 April 2012)

Institute of Physics in Wales submission to a Welsh Government consultation

Response from the Director, Education and Science to the Higher Education Commission’s review into postgraduate education (30 March 2012)

Response from the Director, Education and Science to the Royal Society's call for views on its vision for 1-19 education in science and mathematics. (15 March 2012)

Institute of Physics in Wales input to RCUK’s Welsh Language Scheme Consultation

Response from the Vice President, Business and Innovation to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee's inquiry on improving the commercialisation of research. (8 February 2012)

IOP's response to the House of Commons science and technology committee's inquiry on science and international development. (20 January 2012)

Response from the Director, Education and Science to the UCAS review of the admissions process (19 January 2012)

Interim evaluation of the Stimulating Physics Network. (16 January 2012)

A response from SCORE to Ofsted's consultation on the framework for inspection of initial teacher education. (31 January 2012)

Response from the Director, Education and Science to the House of Lords Science and Technology Sub-committee I’s inquiry into Higher Education in STEM Subjects (16 December 2011)

Response from the Manager, Science Policy to the European Research Area Framework public consultation (29 November 2011)

Response from the Vice President, Business and Innovation to the House of Lords inquiry on the role and function of departmental chief scientific advisers (4 November 2011) 

Response from the Director, Education and Science to the Royal Society of Edinburgh's consultation on lifting the barriers to women in STEM. (25 October 2011)

Response from the Director, Education and Science to STFC's consultation on its advisory panels (14 October 2011)

Response from the Manager, Science Policy to the REF2014 consultation on draft panel criteria and working methods (5 October 2011)

A joint response from the Institute of Physics, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the Society of Biology to the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills’ consultation on the Higher Education White Paper (20 September 2011)

Submission from the vice-president, business and innovation to the Treasury's follow-up consultation on research and development tax credits (5 September 2011)

Supplementary submission to inform the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into peer review (31 May 2011)

Response from the Director, Education and Science to the European Commission Green Paper, Towards a Common Strategic Framework for EU Research and Innovation Funding (20 May 2011)

Response from the President-Elect to an EPSRC request for comments on equipment sharing between universities (5 May 2011)

Oral evidence provided by IOP Publishing’s Editorial Director, on behalf of the Institute, to inform the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into peer review (4 May 2011)

Response from the Director, Education and Science to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee's inquiry into nuclear R&D capabilities (28 April 2011)

Response from the Director, Education and Science to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee's inquiry into the 2010 Spending Review (27 April 2011)

Response from the Director, Education and Science to the QAA’s consultation to define the characteristics of the UK doctoral degree (15 April 2011)

The Institute of Physics's response to the Scottish Qualification Authority's draft National 4/5 documents. (4 April 2011)

Response from the Chief Executive to the Government Office of Science’s request for suggestions of new Foresight projects (1 April 2011)

Supplementary submission to inform the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into astronomy and particle physics (17 March 2011)

Response from the Chief Executive to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into peer review (10 March 2011)

Response from the Director, Education and Science to the House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Committee’s inquiry into the future of higher education (10 March 2011)

Oral evidence provided by the President to inform the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into astronomy and particle physics (9 March 2011)

A SCORE response to the Education Committee's call for evidence on the English Baccalaureate (7 March 2011)

The Institute of Physics's response to the Scottish Qualification Authority's consultation on revisions to the Advanced Higher physics (7 March 2011)

Response from the Director, Education and Science to the HEFCE, Universities UK and GuildHE consultation on public information about higher education (4 March 2011)

The Institute of Physics's response to the government White Paper 'The Importance of Teaching' (2 March 2011)

The Institute of Physics's response to the Cambridge Assessment on engagement between higher education and awarding bodies (28 February 2011)

Submission from the Honorary Secretary and the Director, Membership and Business to inform the Treasury: Research and Development Tax Credits (22 February 2011)

A SCORE response to Lord Bew's review of testing and accountability at Key Stage 2 (17 February 2011)

Response from the President, and the Director, Education and Science to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into astronomy and particle physics (16 February 2011)

Letter from the President to the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee regarding public procurement as a tool to stimulate innovation (10 February 2011)

A SCORE response to the Ofqual consultation on the strategic regulation of awarding organisations and qualifications (31 January 2011)

Response from the Director, Education and Science to the BIS call for evidence on the EU Framework 8 Programme (5 January 2011)

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