Get involved: new petition and survey
If you want to get involved with the campaign for more spending on science, Science is Vital has recently launched a petition and a survey you might be interested in:
- You can sign their petition calling for government funding of science to be increased to at least 0.8% of GDP—the G8 average—following up on an open letter, signed by fifty high-profile UK scientists, a couple of weeks ago.
- If you’re a scientist, take a survey to try to map the effects of the cash freeze on the ground. Whether you’re a PI or a post-doc, if you’re currently working in the UK (or have recently left) they want to hear your stories about funding.
And do encourage friends and colleagues to participate in the petition and survey too—share the links around, and tweet with the hashtag #SiVpoint8.