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Biology of the spongiform encephalopathies programme evaluation

December 2007

Evaluation of BSEP phases 3 and 4 (PDF 92KB)

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Summary

A review panel has carried out an independent scientific evaluation of phases 3 and 4 of our biology of the spongiform encephalopathies programme.

Objectives

  • To consider if the objectives of the programme were met
  • To review the overall quality of the research
  • To review the major outputs and outcomes
  • To consider if the policy needs of other UK funders of research in the TSE field were met
  • To consider the added value of funding this research as a directed programme

Evaluation findings

The panel based their findings on:

  • Principal investigators' final reports
  • Responses to questionnaire surveys