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Home Office Science group structure

Led by the chief scientific adviser, the science and research group includes specialists across the whole range of scientific disciplines.

The group includes physical scientists and engineers; economists, social researchers and operational researchers; statisticians; and veterinary, medical and biological scientists.

Vital role

It has a vital role in underpinning the Home Office’s work, both policy and operations, with the best science and technology available:

  • to ensure a sound evidence base to inform choices and development of policy
  • to enable the front line to deliver
  • to take the long view effectively, by appropriate horizon scanning and openness to new challenges and possibilities
  • to take responsibility for regulation as required, and for bringing in the best external expertise through our scientific advisory committees
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