BASC is an evidence-led organisation which works to ensure evidence-based policy for shooting. BASC’s Research Team and the Head of Science work together to provide BASC’s evidence base.
BASC’s lobbying, policy development and advisory work is guided by the provision of science-based research and technical support. Projects may be conducted in-house, through specialist contractors, or in conjunction with other organisations.
BASC’s Research Team and the Head of Science have special expertise in member surveys, policy briefings, white papers, ballistics research, monitoring shooting, dealing with issues connected with migratory birds, and the environmental impacts of shooting.
BASC’s research contributes to scientific, political and public acceptance of shooting and the sustainable management of quarry populations. Research provides the basis for high standards in shooting and helps prevent or resolve conflicts between sporting and other interests. It also helps improve BASC membership services and benefits.