News feeds help
Why subscribe to news feeds?
- Save time – no need to visit numerous individual websites
- Keep updated with online content such as news stories and blog posts
- Stay in control – you decide which sites to follow
When a new item is published on a website you are monitoring your feed reader will automatically pull in the item, so you don't have to visit the website.
You can use your browser or download desktop- or web-based feed reading software (known as feed readers, news readers or aggregators) to monitor any number of feeds from different sources.
You can subscribe to three BBSRC feeds:
- BBSRC funding feed – a feed of BBSRC funding calls
- BBSRC news feed – a feed of BBSRC news stories, press releases and features
- Chief Executive's blog feed – a feed of BBSRC Chief Executive's blog posts
To follow our feeds you need to add them to your feed reader.
Our feeds use RSS (Really Simple Syndication).
Using your web browser's feed reader
Most web browsers include a built-in feed reader. If you have an open browser most of the time, this may be the best feed reader option for you.
The following browsers include a built-in feed reader:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 and above
- Mozilla Firefox
- Safari 2.0 and above
Google Chrome does not have built-in support for RSS feeds by default. They do, however, offer a downloadable extension which can automatically detect RSS feeds. You can download the extension from the Google Chrome Web Store.
Adding a feed to Internet Explorer 7 and above
If you visit a page containing a feed you will notice the orange feed logo in the toolbar. Click on the logo to view the feed, then in the yellow box click on 'Subscribe to this feed' to add it to your feeds list.
To view your Internet Explorer feeds, open your Favorites by clicking on the star icon
to the left of the tab(s), and select Feeds
Adding a feed to Firefox
There are two ways of subscribing to a feed in Firefox:
- If you visit a page containing a feed you will notice the orange feed logo to the right of the address bar. Click on the orange logo to display all the feeds available on that page and select a feed to add it to your Live Bookmarks
- View the feed itself (see image below). Click the 'Subscribe now' button to add the feed to your Live Bookmarks
Once added to your Live Bookmarks you can access the feeds from the Bookmarks menu on the toolbar.
Last updated: December 2015