Catalogue description Records of Various Research Institutes and Councils

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Title: Records of Various Research Institutes and Councils
Description:

The records of various of the research institutes of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, the records of the Anti-Locust Research Centre, the National Institute for Research into Nuclear Science, and the National Maritime Institute.

Also records of various Research Councils involved in related areas of scientific or industrial research.

For series created for regularly archived websites, please see the separate Websites Division.

Date: 1893-2013
Related material:

See also the records of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research: DSIR

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 49 series
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Administrative / biographical background:

Research Institutes

The research institutes included in this department are principally research bodies established by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, those research organisations which through transfer, came under the aegis of the Department, and other research bodies involved in related areas of scientific or industrial research.

Research Councils

In 2002, Research Councils UK (RCUK) was established as a strategic partnership between the seven UK Research Councils. This was following a Government review, to enable the Councils to work together more effectively to enhance the overall impact and effectiveness of their research, training and innovation activities, contributing to the delivery of the Government's objectives for science and innovation.

The seven individual Research Councils are: the Arts and Humanities Research Council (in ST); the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (in AY); the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (in EV); the Economic and Social Research Council (in EV); the Medical Research Council (in FD); the Natural Environment Research Council (in HA); and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (in ST).

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