How BBSRC is governed

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is part of UK Research and Innovation, a non-departmental public body funded by a grant-in-aid from the UK government.

BBSRC Council

Council is the top level decision-making body and is accountable to Parliament for our activities.

Read more about the council.


The Executive is led by the executive chair to whom day-to-day responsibility is delegated from the Council.

Find out more about the Executive.


Boards report to and advise Council, enabling delivery of our strategic objectives.

See our boards.

Advisory structure

Strategy advisory panels

Strategy advisory panels advise BBSRC on strategy development.

See our five strategy advisory panels.

Research committees

Research committees oversee peer review processes and assess grant applications.

See membership and apply to be on a research committee.



Last updated: 21 June 2022

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