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Strategic Plan: Overview

Working with stakeholders, BBSRC has identified leading priorities and themes that are essential to keep the UK at the cutting edge of bioscience.

Our future plans are structured around:

World-class bioscience

We will continue to advance excellent bioscience across the breadth of our remit from molecules to systems (see World-class bioscience). High-quality research, people and institutions are the bedrock of a world-class bioscience base that delivers social and economic benefits from public investment in science and attracts co-investment from the private and third sectors.

Key strategic research priorities

As well as our strong commitment to funding researcher-led bioscience across a broad base we highlight three priority areas for particular focus. These are uniquely at the core of our remit, where focus will have the most impact, nationally and internationally:

Enabling themes

We have also prioritised three enabling themes, which are critical to our vision for UK bioscience. These cross-cutting themes will require clear actions over and beyond this planning period. Getting the themes right, and in some cases embracing the inherent culture change, is essential to deliver economic and social benefits from our investment of public money:

Diagram showing that world-class bioscience and the key strategic research priorities, underpinnned by the enabling themes, can lead to a wide range of impacts, such as: a bioeconomy, international development, improved quality of life...
Diagram showing that world-class bioscience and the key strategic research priorities, underpinnned by the enabling themes, can lead to a wide range of impacts, such as: a bioeconomy, international development, improved quality of life, economic impact, better public policy and services, skilled people and jobs, strong science base and new knowledge.