Scientific Initiatives

Over the last decade, we have witnessed amazing scientific discoveries as researchers move forward to expand their understanding of biology and disease. The progress forward has resulted in the creation of more challenges driving the further development of previously unimagined technologies.

The Robertson Center supports initiatives that provide access to information and useful technologies to improve public health.. Based in the academic and research center of San Diego, California, the Robertson Center assists legislators, public policy groups and voters with concise, comprehensive and accurate information on science matters which are a part of developing technology-based legislation.

Our commitment to providing access to information and technologies to drive the development of sustainable biotechnology research capacity in undeveloped nations is realized through our Scientists Without Borders program. The Robertson Center support the creation of global strategic partnerships and information and technology sharing between public and private organizations.

We believe that both scientists and hournalists have a responsibility to report scientific achievements. The dissemination of accurate scientific information is critical to improving the public’s understanding of science and technology and ultimately contributes to the development of policies and practices that improve public health. Through its education and outreach initiative, the Robertson Center offers access to information and educational programs to media and publication outlets.

Science and public policy

Science and technology provide the basis for making decisions as a society, as corporations and as individuals. If science is to inform policy, we must provide voters, public interests groups and lawmakers with the information they need to develop sound public policy.

The Robertson Center for Science and Public Policy has established the Science Policy Exchange (SPX) ( a global web-based project which links leading scientists with individuals and groups in developing science-based public policy. Designed to encourage productive dialogue between the international scientific community and lawmakers and public interest groups, the exchange offers the video sexe opportunity for a reciprocal exchange between policy makers writing science-based legislation and a new generation of independent technical experts.