Equality and diversity
We recognise that diverse ideas, experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are fundamental to successful science and innovation. We are committed to ensuring that our committees, panels and boards are inclusive, diverse and representative of the research community.
We are committed to the principle of providing equal opportunities for all. Through this appointment activity, we aspire to increase the diversity of our advisory structures and welcome applications from all individuals and sections of the community.
We have developed an equality and impact assessment to support and inform applicants and ensure that we enable participation and attendance at meetings. We will also contribute towards additional costs for caring responsibilities to enable you to attend.
To support us in assessing how effective our policies and procedures are in eliminating unlawful discrimination and promoting opportunities, we ask that you provide diversity information that will be used anonymously by BBSRC for statistical purposes.
BBSRC will treat this information in confidence and will not use it in the assessment of applicants.
Equality impact assessment BBSRC Responsive Mode Committee chair and deputy chair vacancies.
Safeguarding good scientific practice
As a public investor in research, BBSRC aims to facilitate the highest standards for research integrity.
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is a signatory to the Concordat to Support Research Integrity. BBSRC also implements the UKRI policy and guidelines on governance of good research, alongside our guidance on safeguarding good scientific practice.
Appointees to BBSRC committees, panels and boards must be aware of their obligations in regard to these policies.
Learn more about UKRI’s guidance and policies on research integrity and misconduct as part of UKRI’s good research resource hub.
You must declare if you have been subject to any current or past scientific misconduct investigations. BBSRC reserves the right to reject any application when such issues are considered an impediment to the individual holding a public appointment. This information will be treated in confidence.