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In line with the announcement by MRC (see MRC: The MRC supports preprints), BBSRC wishes to remind researchers that preprints are acceptable for citation in research grant and fellowship applications. We encourage all researchers funded by BBSRC to share their pre-peer review manuscripts via established preprint servers, through dedicated repositories or a preprint service.

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) announced a substantial £319 million investment provided by the government to ensure the UK’s bioscience research base remains internationally competitive and at the forefront of meeting global challenges in feeding a growing population, replacing fossil fuels and healthy ageing. “Through our modern Industrial Strategy, we will use all the tools at our disposal to stimulate growth in every part of the country, ensuring that prosperity is more evenly spread,” said Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark.

Due to essential maintenance, the BBSRC website may be unavailable on Saturday 8 April 2017 between 09:00 and 13:00. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and hope to keep disruption of service to a minimum.