Policy

The Institute’s policy activities include position statements outlining IOP policy in a particular area, briefings to explain physics-related issues to key stakeholders, and responses to government consultations.

These are based on as wide a consultation as is practical and approved by the Institute’s Council on behalf of its members.

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Education
IOP responds to consultation on Scotland's teacher-training requirements

General
IOP responds to BIS committee on Scottish independence

Industry and innovation
IOP responds to Lords inquiry on SME exports

Research
IOP responds to Lords inquiry on scientific infrastructure

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

Science base
Strategic priorities for science and research funding

Higher education
IOP responds to Higher Education Commission

Energy and environment
IOP submission on new nuclear build

Physics and economic growth (PDF, 200 KB)
New briefing note on economic growth

IOP briefing notes

The Institute's regular series of briefing notes explaining a topical issue related to one area of its activity

IOP briefing notes 

Consultations

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

Consultations 

Statistics

A comprehensive set of statistics on physics education and research

Statistics 

The Diversity Programme

The Diversity Programme was established with the aim of cultivating an inclusive, sustainable, diverse and vibrant physics community which is reflected in the Institute’s membership and governing bodies.

The Diversity Programme 

Physics Advocacy Programme

The decisions made by governments in the UK and in Ireland impact on physics wherever it is found

Physics Advocacy Programme 

National and international links

Links to bodies involved in debates or decisions regarding policy

National and international links