How BBSRC is governed

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

BBSRC Council

BBSRC Council plays a critical role in strategy development and works with BBSRC Executive Chair to deliver BBSRC Council’s aims and strategic objectives and to support UKRI’s overall mission. The role of the council is advisory.

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: 15 September 2023

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