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Addressing global challenges effectively

The National Institutes of Bioscience is a strategic partnership that aims to ensure the effective delivery of a national strategy in bioscience and maximise the impact of the Institutes’ research programmes

To achieve these goals, the partners agree to act collectively in order to:

  • Achieve maximum efficiency and effectiveness through the identification of best practice in every aspect of research management and delivery, and the sharing of infrastructure
  • Inform the development of government policy in the broad area of Biological Sciences
  • Identify and foster opportunities for novel multidisciplinary research across the Institutes and between Institutes and other organisations
  • Identify and deliver joint training opportunities to share and improve skills within the Bioscience sector
  • Maintain and promote the international reputation of the UK as a world leader in Bioscience Research and Innovation
  • Provide highly-skilled rapid-response teams in Biosciences to address crises or unexpected needs by Government
  • Identify opportunities and develop best practice in effective knowledge exchange and commercialisation to leverage research excellence into economic development opportunities and drive the UK’s bioeconomy