Research and Development Landscape Collective

1. Join our Research and Development Landscape Collective

The Research and Development Landscape Collective (ReDLaC) is an informal Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) group set up to draw upon the experience and knowledge of our members, to ensure policy relating to the research and development in the UK is informed by evidence from the chemical sciences community. 

Expectations from those joining Research and Development Landscape Collective:
  • You must be a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • To share knowledge and experience that will input into our evidence gathering on policy issues that relate to the research and development landscape. Examples of relevant policy areas include research and development funding, commercialisation of research, international collaboration, mobility of researchers, open science and research culture
  • You may be invited to discuss our emerging research and development landscape policy ideas in confidence
  • You may be asked to input into consultations or other policy-based fora in written or verbal form, working together closely with RSC staff
  • You may be invited to participate in specific ad-hoc working groups
  • To recognise the separation of evidence from policy, in that the responsibility for any decisions, made on the basis of evidence provided, but also on other considerations, rests with policymakers
  • Act within the RSC code of conduct (available on the RSC website); in particular to behave with integrity when providing informed views to us, avoiding and/or declaring actual or perceived conflicts of interest
In return you can expect opportunities to:
  • Receive priority notification of  the RSC’s research and development landscape policy work
  • Attend meetings to discuss topical research landscape policy issues
  • Contribute evidence to policy consultations, working alongside RSC staff
  • Provide input into future RSC programmes in this area
The majority of engagement with our Research and Development Landscape Collective will be carried out electronically, with opportunities to engage with events and contribute by invitation to ad-hoc working groups as required. We welcome the experience and expertise of members from across our global community, although please note that the majority of our research and development landscape policy work focusses on the UK and its devolved nations.

To join, please fill in the registration form on the following pages. It should take approximately 10 minutes to complete and you'll need your RSC membership number to hand. If you have any queries about the group or about this registration form, please contact 

In signing up to the Research and Development Landscape Collective, the information you provide will be held on our membership database as part of your RSC membership record. Our full privacy policy is available on our website. You are agreeing to RSC staff contacting you by email with communications on RSC activities in relation to the Research and Development Landscape Collective. You will be part of this group as long as you are a member. You may email at any time to notify us if you no longer wish to be involved.