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RCUK Capital Investment Consultation

19 April 2012

Deadline: Consultation closes on Friday 4 May

RCUK are currently consulting with research organisations, industry and others with an interest in the development of the UK research base to inform the development of a Capital Investment Roadmap. The roadmap will inform the identification, prioritisation andtimely realisation of key capital investments to sustain the competitiveness and future development of the UK science base.

You can input your views on current UK priorities for capital investment using the short consultation form found at:

www.rcuk.ac.uk/research/Infrastructure/capconst

It is particularly important that the communities with an interest in the BBSRC research area, and the life sciences generally, respond to this consultation, which will be used in discussing future investment policies and to inform priorities.

The consultation will help to provide indications of the top capital investment priorities that will be vital to sustain UK research and research-led innovation currently or in the longer term.

Responses are needed from individuals in a range of sectors: institutions, companies and industry associations, charities, regional groupings, professional and learned bodies and similar organisations.

The consultation invites submission that identifying a specific capital purchase or identify broader areas of priority for capital investment aimed at ensuring future capability.

Please respond to the consultation before Friday 4 May, and help BBSRC make the case for future capital investment needs in the UK bioscience base

ENDS

Contact

BBSRC Media Office

tel: 01793 414694