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Institute of Water awarded CSci licence

The Science Council is delighted to announce that the Institute of Water has become its 28th Licensed Body. 

Lynn Cooper, Chief Executive of the Institute of Water had this to say of the award:

"Chartered Scientist is the ultimate demonstration of professional competence for scientists working in the water industry, safeguarding public health by checking the quality of water supplies and drinking water and ensuring that waste water is treated to safe standards before it is discharged into the environment. We are delighted to have been granted a licence to award CSci to give scientists the same opportunities available to other operational staff through the Institute of Water."

For more information on becoming a member of the Institute of Water, please vist: https://www.instituteofwater.org.uk/

New Registrants January - March 2013

We are delighted to publish the list of new Chartered Scientists, Registered Scientists and Registered Science Techncians for the period of January - March 2013. 

The full list can be found here.

Congratulations to all of our new registrants!

New registrants October - December 2012

The Science Council is pleased to publish the list of new Chartered Scientists, Registered Scientists and Registered Science Technicians for the period October - December 2012. You can view the full list by clicking below:

New Registrants October - December 2012


BASES awarded Licensed Body status

The Science Council is pleased to announce that the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) has become its 28th Licensed Professional Body.

Professor Ian Campbell, Chair of BASES, spoke of how pleased the Association was to have achieved the award:

 “The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) are absolutely delighted that the Science Council have awarded Licensed Body status to us. We regard this as a historic and important moment, as part of the continuing development of BASES. The fact that this decision will mean our members are able to apply for CSci status is seen by everyone concerned as extremely positive.”

By becoming our 28th Licensed Body, BASES adds to the provision of CSci which is stretching ever further across the breadth of science. If you are interested in registering through BASES or any of our 27 other Licensed Bodies, please visit the Licensed Bodies page.

Sir Tom Blundell awarded CSci

We are delighted to announce that Sir Tom Blundell, the leading biochemist and current president of the Science Council has been awarded Chartered Scientist.

Sir Tom is one of the first individuals to achieve CSci through the Society of Biology and speaking after receiving the award he had this to say: “At all stages in one’s career it is useful to reconsider how and why one does things in the workplace. Progressing towards CSci encourages one to do this.”


CSci Register back up and running

We are pleased to announce that the CSci register is now fully operational.

Thank you for your patience and we apologise again for any inconvience caused.

The Registration Team



New registrations - April - June 2012

We are pleased to publish the most recent list of new registrations for the Science Council for the period of April - June 2012. We take extra pleasure with this publication as we can announce that in addition to the many new Chartered Scientists, the list also includes our first Registered Scientists (RSci) and Registered Science Technicians (RSciTech). The full list of new registrations can be found here.

The two new registers at technician (RSciTech) and intermediate level (RSci) were introduced to give the opportunity for individuals at every level in science to join the progression framework of professional registration. As such, it is wonderful to have these first registrants through and demonstrating their commitment to the highest standards of professionalism and competence in science.

For more information on the RSci and RSciTech awards please visit: www.professionalregisters.org


New CSci registrations January - March 2012

It is with great pleasure that we publish the list of new Chartered Scientist registrations for January - March 2012. The full list can be found by clicking the link below:

Chartered Scientist registrations January - March 2012

A big congratulations to all who registered over the past quarter. Please note, we are always looking for new Chartered Scientists to profile for the website so if you are interested, please get in touch with the Registration Executive.

Database maintenance work

Unfortunately, the CSci database is currently undergoing some essential maintenance work and as such it will be inaccessible for the next week or so. We hope to get it up and running again as soon as possible; however, in the meantime, if you have any queries, please get in touch with the Registration Executive. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

Society of Biology awarded CSci licence


The Science Council is delighted to announce that the Society of Biology has become the 27th Professional Body to be licensed to award Chartered Scientist. 

Speaking after being awarded the licence, Mark Downs, Chief Executive of the Society of Biology had this to say:

 “The Society of Biology is proud to be the 27th Licensed Body of the Science Council, and as such able to offer Chartered Scientist status to all our Members (MSB grade and above) in addition to our own Chartered Biologist status. The importance of professional recognition is becoming clearer and Chartered Status allows for a clear pathway for our members and all those working in the life sciences to strive towards.” 

Ali Orr, Registrar of the Science Council added:

“As a multi-disciplinary award, it is vital that Chartered Scientist encompasses the range of sciences, and up until now biology has been one of the fundamental gaps. We are delighted that the Society of Biology is now licensed and as such is contributing to raising the standards of competence and professionalism across the breadth of biology and wider science.”

In addition to Chartered Scientist, the Society of Biology is also a pilot body for Registered Scientist (RSci) and Registered Science technician (RSciTech) and is therefore offering a career framework in biology all the way from technician to chartership.

For more information about getting registered with the Society of Biology please click here.