Submit proposals to House of Commons Science and Technology Committee call for topics for scrutiny: #MyScienceInquiry
Open call for topics for scrutiny: #MyScienceInquiry
The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has decided to create an open opportunity for the science community and the wider public to suggest science and technology areas for scrutiny.
Inquiry proposals will be considered on the basis of merit, and the Committee would be interested to receive proposals for work in areas that might otherwise escape its attention. A list of current and former inquiries that the Committee has held in this Parliament is available online.
Proposals should outline in less than 200 words the nature of the issue that the Committee should explore, why it deserves attention, and how Government policy in this area could be developed or improved. The Committee will also accept proposals in the form of video tweeted using the #MyScienceInquiry hashtag (up to one minute in length). The Committee is not able to take up individual cases or complaints.
A selection of the proposals will be shortlisted for an opportunity to give a 10-minute pitch to the Committee in person at a public ‘Dragons’ Den’-style session to be held in the New Year.
The deadline for proposals is Wednesday 4 January 2017.
If you are interested in feeding into a PSA submission please send suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If submitting written evidence
The personal information you supply will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 for the purposes of attributing the evidence you submit and contacting you as necessary in connection with its processing. The Clerk of the House of Commons is the data controller for the purposes of the Act. We may also ask you to comment on the process of submitting evidence via the web portal so that we can look to make improvements. If you have any queries or concerns about the collection and use of this information or do not wish your details to be used for the purpose of collecting feedback, please advise the Committee at email@example.com providing your full name, address, and if relevant your organisation.
Each submission should:
a) be in Word format with as little use of logos as possible
b) each submission should be less than 200 words.
Please note that:
· Material already published elsewhere should not form the basis of a submission, but may be referred to within a proposed memorandum, in which case a hard copy of the published work should be included.
· Submissions must be kept confidential until published by the Committee, unless publication by the person or organisation submitting it is specifically authorised.
· Once submitted, evidence is the property of the Committee. The Committee normally, though not always, chooses to make public the written evidence it receives, by publishing it on the internet (where it will be searchable), by printing it or by making it available through the Parliamentary Archives. If there is any information you believe to be sensitive you should highlight it and explain what harm you believe would result from its disclosure. The Committee will take this into account in deciding whether to publish or further disclose the evidence.
· Select Committees are unable to investigate individual cases.