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Plant and microbial sciences evaluation

August 2009

Evaluation of PMS Committee responsive mode portfolio (PDF 570KB)

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Appendices (PDF 1005KB)

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BBSRC response (PDF 66KB)

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Summary

A review panel has provided an independent scientific evaluation of the research supported in responsive mode though our Plant and Microbial Sciences Committee (PMS) over the last ten years.

Objectives

  • To assess the quality of the research supported
  • To identify major outcomes arising from the research
  • To consider whether PMS is funding the most appropriate areas of UK bioscience
  • To identify ways to build on successes and address identified gaps and issues

Evaluation findings

The panel based their findings on:

  • Results of questionnaire surveys from a sample of:
    • Current and past award holders
    • PMS Committee members
    • Other relevant UK funding organisations
  • Final reports from the sample completed grants