The Global Science & Innovation Forum (GSIF) is a vehicle for cross-government exchanges of information and ideas to improve co-ordination of the UK effort in international science and innovation collaboration. It provides strategic guidance and systematically scans the horizon for new and emerging issues.
The Science and Innovation Investment Framework 2004-1014 (HMT, 2004) charged GSIF with the design and implementation of the UK's Global Science and Innovation Strategy for international engagement in science and technology. This is a key element of the current activity of GSIF.
More information on the work of GSIF can be found under the following headings:
GSIF is a vehicle for cross-governmental information and exchange of ideas to improve the co-ordination of UK engagement in international science and innovation activities. It provides strategic guidance on these issues and systematically scans the horizon for new and emerging issues. Its terms of reference are:
Department for Innovation, Universities & Skills (including trans-departmental, research base and innovation areas)
UK Trade & Investment
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Department for International Development
Research Councils UK
Department for Education and Skills
Department of Health