Terms of use

Your use of this website is subject to the following terms and conditions.

These terms and conditions take effect from your first use of this website. By using this website you agree to be bound by them on a continuing basis.

We may change these terms and conditions at any time. It is your responsibility to check that you are still willing to be bound by any terms and conditions that may have changed.

Accessibility policy

UK Research and Innovation is committed to enabling as many people as possible, access to our website. We aim to comply with all of the Priority 1 (A) and 2 (AA) accessibility checkpoints as established by the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) web accessibility initiative.

If you have any questions or comments, or you are experiencing problems accessing any area of the website please contact us via the details at the end of this page.

This website predominantly uses Adobe's portable document format (PDF) for document downloads, but in some cases may elect to use other formats. To view PDF documents, you will need to install Adobe's Reader software. This is simple to do - just visit the Adobe Acrobat Reader website and follow the download instructions.

This website has been tested with a wide range of browser software and is compatible with the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Mac Safari.

Our liability

This website is for information purposes only. We make all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content is accurate and current. However, we cannot accept liability for any losses or damages which may arise from using or relying on information on this website.

We believe that the research we support is of high quality, and we support peer review of all research outputs generated by grant holders. However, we are not liable in relation to any conclusions that might be drawn or actions that might be taken on the basis of research we fund, including preliminary findings of research that might be altered during peer review.

Acceptable use

You may not use the website or any information it contains in any way that:

  • disrupts the normal working of the website
  • infringes any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, other proprietary rights, or rights of publicity or privacy in any way
  • is illegal or otherwise unlawful
  • has not been requested, including un-solicited bulk email or spamming
  • is libellous, abusive, menacing or offensive or that may harass or cause distress or inconvenience to any person
  • is obscene, vulgar, pornographic or is otherwise against public policy
  • facilitates the transmission of any virus or other material that could potentially damage the website, and any computers or internet services that are connected to it.

You must not attempt to interfere with the website or its workings. In particular, you must not try to break security, tamper with, hack into, or otherwise disrupt any computer system, server, website, router, or any other device.

If we become aware of any violation of these terms, we reserve the right to take action to stop the violation. This may include removing information, suspending or removing a user, and providing relevant information to external bodies where required by law or regulation.

We have no obligation to monitor or censor any information that users store within, or transmit through, the website. We are not responsible for any injury, damage, or offence that results from such storage and transmission of information.

Linking to and from our website

You do not have to ask permission to link to pages hosted on our website. 

We have no control over the content of websites that we link to. We accept no responsibility for the content of other websites or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.


For further information or to raise any concerns related to the accessibility of this website, please contact:

UK Research and Innovation Implementation Team
Polaris House