How MRC is governed

Find out more about our councils, boards and groups.

MRC council

The MRC council is responsible both for advising the MRC executive chair and making decisions, as delegated to it by the UKRI board, on scientific, research and innovation matters.

Read more about the MRC council.

MRC legacy council

The MRC legacy council remains a legal entity for the purpose of transferring assets to UKRI.

Find out more about the MRC legacy council.

MRC Executive Chair and Executive Board

The day-to-day management of MRC is overseen by our Executive Board, a decision-making body and discussion forum chaired by the executive chair.

Read the terms of reference and see members of the Executive Board.


Strategy board

Strategy board advises the executive chair and council on areas requiring scientific strategic input and holds a strategic budget to enable timely funding for new strategic initiatives.

Read more about the role and membership.

Major investments board

The major investments board brings together the chairs of MRC’s research boards, representatives from the MRC management board, MRC Council and independent members to provide horizon-scanning, review, and oversight of MRC’s major investments portfolio.

Read more about the role and find out meeting dates.

Overview groups

Find contact details, membership and terms of reference for our overview groups:

Last updated: 19 May 2023

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