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BBSRC publishes 2004-05 Annual Report and Accounts

18 July 2005

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) today publishes its Annual Report and Accounts for 2004-05, showcasing the Council’s highlights from the past year and explaining the progress made against strategic objectives.

The Annual Report and Accounts describes BBSRC’s progress in ensuring a sustainable UK bioscience research base, in driving innovation and knowledge transfer, improving efficiency, and embedding science in society.

The Annual Report includes highlights from BBSRC’s research portfolio and other activities. The Accounts record the Council's income and expenditure for the year together with its assets and liabilities at 31 March 2005; these financial statements are supported by detailed Notes.

The Annual Report and Accounts 2005-05 has been laid before Parliament. Copies are available on request from BBSRC External Relations, Tel: 01793 413301, e-mail:



BBSRC is required by Schedule 1 to the Science and Technology Act 1965 to submit a report on its activities to Parliament

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is the UK funding agency for research in the life sciences. Sponsored by Government, BBSRC annually invests around £380 million in a wide range of research that makes a significant contribution to the quality of life for UK citizens and supports a number of important industrial stakeholders including the agriculture, food, chemical, healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors.


Matt Goode, Head of External Relations

tel: 01793 413299