Earlier this year, BBSRC’s Food Security Strategy Advisory Panel established a broadly-based, time-limited group to advise on the Council’s role (potentially with others) in relation to the sustainable intensification (SI) of agriculture. The role of the working group was to consider how BBSRC could best contribute to supporting research or related activities (infrastructure, training and skills, translation of research into practice etc) relevant to SI.
Researchers from the University of Stirling, working alongside a major pharmaceutical company, are investigating the best ways to measure and record dogs’ health to ensure that high levels of welfare are maintained in research settings. Some medical advances are reliant on animal research.
BBSRC funded researchers are now able to use Researchfish to highlight the impact of their research. Research Councils UK (RCUK) are the first research funders in Europe to implement a single system for gathering details of research outcomes across all research disciplines.