The policies of the U.K. Office of Science and Innovation include:
- Engaging the public in science and engineering: High levels of skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics are essential for the U.K.'s prosperity.
- Ensuring research and testing using animals is safe and reasonable: Experimentation is only permitted when there is no alternative research technique and expected benefits outweigh possible adverse effects.
- Investing in research, development and innovation: We want to use our talent to make the U.K. the best place in the world to run an innovative business or service.
- Increasing research and innovation in health and social care: The government wants to encourage research and innovation in the NHS and use evidence to help raise standards in health and social care.