Investing in world-class bioscience research and training on behalf of the UK public
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This guide provides essential guidance on the use of the Publications section of
Portfolio Analyser. Further and more detailed guidance is available in the
Portfolio Analyser User Guidance [PDF, 3.46 MB]. Adobe Reader is required
to open this file, which you can download from the plug-ins
The Publications section of Portfolio Analyser provides facilities for the investigation
of publications and other outputs from BBSRC sponsored Institutes such as journals,
books, conference proceedings, reports, theses, articles, patents, computer programs,
protein and DNA sequences, plant varieties and agricultural models.
The Publications section of Portfolio Analyser is updated biannually during Spring
Portfolio Analyser uses Lucene text search technology. This supports wildcards,
Boolean and other operators to link and use query terms wherever these are employed
in defining a search strategy in the Awards or Publication sections of the system.
In search context, wildcards replace a single letter or a series of letters in order
to expand results.
Use the ? symbol to perform a single character wildcard search.
The single wildcard search looks for terms that match with the single character
Use the * symbol to carry out a multiple wildcard search and look for 0 or more
characters e.g. h*moglobin to return hemoglobin
or haemoglobin, tomato* to return tomato
Wildcard queries will not work when used:
A search operator is an instruction that joins search terms to form a new, more
complex query. It enables you to look for several words at once by informing Lucene
how to link search terms. The most common search operators are the Boolean operators
(must be used as capitals i.e. AND, OR, NOT) and the use of double
quotes to specify an exact phrase or whole word. These allow the inclusion or exclusion
of documents from the search results.
BBSRC science programmes are administered via committees, each dealing with applications
for funding in the major areas of the council’s scientific remit. The committee
processing an award provides an indication of the nature of research or training
BBSRC occasionally reorganises its committees and therefore past awards may reflect
the structures in place at the time of issuing the award. See the
Research Committees for details of the current committees and their remits.
The institutes deliver innovative, world class bioscience research and training,
leading to wealth and job creation, generating high returns for the UK economy.
They have strong links with business, industry and the wider community, and support
The institutes’ research underpins key sections of the UK economy such as agriculture,
bioenergy, biotechnology, food and drink and pharmaceuticals. In addition, the institutes
maintain unique research facilities of national importance.
Portfolio Analyser data is based on a ‘calendar’ year.
All results tables in Portfolio Analyser provide a data sorting capability. Results
can be reordered by clicking the column heading to perform an ascending or descending
alphabetic or numeric sort, as appropriate.
The Awards System provides facilities to export data via a number of file formats
Users must accept the terms and conditions (opens in new window) before
being permitted to proceed with an export.
Portfolio Analyser contains details of Institute publications starting from 1997
to the present.
Some of the information held is provided by applicants. BBSRC does not accept responsibility
for the accuracy of this data.