POST - Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

POST is Parliament's in-house source of independent, balanced and accessible analysis of public policy issues related to science and technology.

About POST

POST's aim is to help parliamentarians examine science and technology issues effectively. By writing briefings, organising events and assisting Select Committees, we have supported parliamentarians in their decision-making since 1989.

POST Publications


POST publishes 20-30 POSTnotes (short briefing notes) each year, along with occasional longer reports and short POSTboxes. They focus on current science and technology issues and aim to anticipate policy implications for parliamentarians


News on evaluation of the use of research evidence in parliamentary business

Work programme

POST's work falls into five main areas. Projects being carried out by POST staff and fellows are listed in this section, as well as projects that have been approved by the Board but not yet begun.

Africa programme

Ugandan parliament

With funding from the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, POST is running a programme to help African parliaments strengthen their capacity in science and technology.

Contact POST

7 Millbank

T: 020 7219 2840
F: 020 7219 2849

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