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Please find here a collection of presentations, reports and publications, produced and on behalf of the Young Academy of Scotland. As experts in a variety of fields, our members collaborate to provide independent, knowledgeable, free and non-party political evidence and advice to inform public policy decisions.  These publications are mainly for the benefit of the Scottish Parliament.  However, we are also forging international links with other European Young Academies; as the academy grows we hope to collaborate with our European counterparts to inform policy decisions on an international level.

Position Statement on Brexit: For a Progressive and Open Society by the Young Academy of Scotland (January 2017)

Advice Paper: Inequality: Good for the rich, bad for the economy? by the Royal Society of Edinburgh Fellows and Young Academy Scotland members (September 2016)

Response to Lord Stern’s review of the Research Excellence Framework (March 2016)

Position statement on Open Access by the Young Academies of Europe and the Global Young Academy (March 2016)

Position statement on Open Data by the Young Academies of Europe and the Global Young Academy (March 2016)

Response to Nurse Review of Research Councils (July 2015)

Submission of consultation notes to The Education and Culture Committee (March 2015)

Response to HEFCE 'Open Access in the Post-2014 Research Excellence Framework' (March 2013)

Scottish Government’s consultation paper 'Your Scotland, Your Referendum' (May 2012)

Royal Society’s Call for Evidence 'Science as a Public Enterprise' (Dec 2011)

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Silvia Paracchini is a neuroscientist working in the field of human genetics, interested in the molecular mechanisms contributing to neurodevelopment. Her research aims at understanding how DNA variation may contribute to common disorders, such as dyslexia, or human traits, like handedness. She uses a combination of different methods and technologies integrating epidemiology, bioinformatics, molecular biology, stem cell and animal research.

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05 December 2017
YAS members Silvia Paracchini and Paul Hoskisson are spending a week in Westminster, shadowing parli...