The BSI works with many different science, health and research bodies on different projects in order to support our aims.
These organisations include:
The Academy of Medical Sciences is the independent body in the UK that represents the diverse spectrum of medical science – from basic research through clinical application to healthcare delivery. The BSI supported their major project to look at how society uses evidence to judge the risks and benefits of medicine.
The centre works with scientists and journalists to help provide, for the benefit of the public and policymakers, accurate and evidence-based information about science and engineering through the media. Our members work with their team to support good engagement with the media.
The BSI is a member of CaSE, the leading independent advocate for science and engineering in the UK. It speaks with the voice of its members to raise the political profile of science and engineering and campaign for policies and investment that support a thriving sector.
We work with the BSA to further our public engagement activities and ensure that we reach different audiences to further inform people about the importance of immunology.
The AMRC is the national membership organisation of leading medical and health research charities. We are part of their policy network, and they have supported a major BSI project to map careers in immunology across the UK.
The Royal Society of Biology aims to be the single, unified voice for biology, with a vision of promoting a world where the true value of biology is understood. The BSI has been a member organisation of the Royal Society of Biology since its inception.
This organisation explains why animals are used in medical and scientific research, and aims to improve understanding of the human use of animals for this purpose. It also runs communication training courses from which our members have benefitted.
HPV Action is a collaborative partnership of 47 patient and professional organisations that are working to reduce the health burden of HPV (Human Papillomavirus). One of the key aim of the organisation is to campaign to achieve gender-neutral HPV vaccination, meaning that all boys and girls will be routinely offered vaccination against HPV at the age of 12/13. The BSI is a member of HPV Action.
We also work with several science festivals across the UK to support a programme of events that enables the public to understand and enjoy scientific innovation.
Brighton Science Festival runs for the month of February and aims to provide a programme of events that excite and inform. The BSI regularly contributes to its programme of events.
The Times Cheltenham Science Festival is one of the UK largest science festivals and takes place in June each year. It aims to promote debate, discovery, experiments, enjoyment and hands on fun.