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Research prepared for Parliament

Scottish Parliament Academic Network (SPAN)

The Scottish Parliament Academia Network (SPAN) aims to coordinate and encourage knowledge exchange between Parliament and academia. 

The network is managed by the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe)

Joining SPAN

SPAN is open to knowledge exchange (KE) practitioners and staff from relevant institutions who hold:

  • strategic research impact roles
  • public engagement roles 

Members are automatically added to our ‘Ask Academia’ email distribution list. This list enables SPICe to notify list members of any opportunities for academics to engage with the Parliament.  

There is no cost to join SPAN.

If you're interested in becoming a member, please email [email protected] telling us about your role