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Browser compatibility

We have designed this website to be compatible with a range of web browsers and operating systems. To correctly view and engage with our website we recommend you use any one of these browsers:

  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Opera
  • Internet Explorer 9.0 or later

For further information about browsers please visit:

Select the blue ‘Menu’ icon with the triple bars, top right, to expand the top-level menu. Select the BBSRC logo, top left, to return to the homepage at any time.

Responsive design

Since Spring 2015, when we rolled out a new version of our website with responsive design styles built-in, our website can now be viewed using a range of hand-held devices that use small or medium-sized screens, in either portrait or landscape orientation, whilst always displaying a logical user-friendly layout.

When using devices with small screens the top-level menu is compacted to become a ‘drop-down’ menu that you’ll see at the top of the screen. Swipe your finger downwards on it to expand.

On desktop computers be sure to make use of our large-screen layout by expanding your browser window to fill the screen.

What is responsive design? Please visit:


Most desktop computers still require a Flash plug-in to be installed and most browsers require the use of the latest version to be installed too. Please visit to download the appropriate plug-in for your computer. Also ensure that JavaScript is enabled.

Most portable devices don’t use Flash but will play the video okay anyway, this is because they use HTML5 syntax which is included within the source code of our webpages too.

Visit our video and audio help page for further information.

Visit this gallery on our website.

JavaScript image gallery

Throughout the site images are often presented in galleries that use Javascript.

The JavaScript gallery is used to help enrich the experience of viewing images on certain pages, however, by disabling JavaScript, the images should still be available and accessible.

Although the image galleries have been tested in all major browsers, it is possible that individual user settings and browser specific rendering of JavaScript and CSS style-sheets may result in the gallery functioning differently from what is expected. Should you encounter problems using the image gallery, please contact us at:


If you experience any difficultly, perhaps with a broken link, or would simply like some support please contact us, the Digital Communications team by emailing us at: