Planned work

POST carries out horizon-scanning to anticipate issues of science and technology that are likely to impact on policy.

At our quarterly Board meetings, POST advisers present a shortlist of topics for discussion. The following projects have been approved by the Board, but work on them has not yet begun.

TREND NOTES
  • Agriculture
  • Energy
  • The environment
  • Politics and democracy
  • Health
  • Education
  • Crime and justice
  • Transport
  • Information and communication technology
  • Defence
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE AND HEALTH
  • 100,000 Genomes Project
  • Health of Military Personnel
  • Global Inequalities in Health
  • Electronic Health Records
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND ICT
  • Autonomy in Military Operations
  • Space Weather
  • Improving access to Sanitation in Developing Countries
SOCIAL SCIENCES
  • Policing Domestic Abuse
  • Preventing Extremism
  • Cognitive Biases in Court
  • Education Provisions for Young Offenders
  • Forensic Linguistics
ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY
  • The Future of Natural Gas
  • Carbon Capture and Storage (update)
  • Hydrogen for Transport
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Ecosystems and Health
  • Managing the UK Plutonium Stockpile
  • Biodiversity Auditing

Related information

POST's work programme is determined by a parliamentary Board, which meets quarterly.

If you have any ideas for topics POST should cover in the future, please contact one of our advisers.