Evaluation in BBSRC

Evaluation is an objective process of understanding how an investment, intervention or policy was implemented, what effects it had for whom and why.

Evaluation activities contribute to the development of BBSRC’s wider evidence base which:

  • enables accountability
  • informs funding decisions
  • supports learning to improve policy and practice.

BBSRC conducts a rolling programme of evaluations of its significant investments in research, innovation and training.

BBSRC adopts two different approaches to evaluation:

  1. We conduct internally-led evaluations where evidence is assessed by independent expert panels.
  2. We work with consultants on externally-commissioned evaluations drawing on their specialist expertise (for example, socio-economic analysis).

Evaluation reports

Read the evaluation of the effectiveness and impact of BBSRC’s investments in antimicrobial resistance research.

Read the Insect Pollinators Initiative evaluation (May 2018).

BBSRC research outcomes and impact

Find out how the people and projects we invest in can make an impact on our lives and the world with live in.

Browse BBSRC research outcomes and impact stories.

Reporting your project’s outcomes

Reporting research outcomes helps us to understand what has changed as a result of the support you’ve received.

Read more about reporting research outcomes.

Last updated: 18 November 2022

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