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Government Chief Scientific Adviser

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The U.K.'s Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA) is responsible to provide the Prime Minister and the Cabinet with the best science and engineering advice to bear effectively on Government policy and decision-making.

The office is supported in this effort by the Government Office for Science and by the network of Chief Scientific Advisers now in place in all major science-using departments. The Government Chief Scientific Adviser also work closely with the economic, statistical, social research and operational research professions.

Another crucial part of the role is to work with Ministers, the scientific community and the media to ensure that the scientific method, risk and uncertainty are understood by the public.

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