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Institute Assessment Exercise 2016

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We provide strategic funding to eight institutes, which deliver innovative, world-class bioscience research and training, aligned with our strategic priorities, generating high returns for the UK economy.

Our strategically funded institutes have strong links with business, industry and the wider community, and support policy development. Their research underpins key sectors of the UK economy including agriculture, bioenergy, biotechnology and food. In addition, the institutes maintain unique research facilities of national importance.

We are committed to the rigorous assessment of our strategically funded institutes as a means of meeting our goals and, matching best practice, ensuring that institutes continue to provide value for money, as well as informing our future funding decisions and complying with government policy. To achieve this, we conduct an Institute Assessment Exercise (IAE) every five years. The next Institute Assessment Exercise will take place during 2016 and will make recommendations about institute funding starting from April 2017.

Submissions from the institutes have now been received. The Institute Assessment Panel met in September 2016.


Institute Assessment Exercise Team