STFC Annual Report 2009 - 2010

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) has published its Annual Report and Accounts 2009 - 2010 (PDF - 8577kB - link opens in a new window).

The STFC Annual Report is typically laid before Parliament in early Summer each year. The revised laying date for the Annual Report reflects the delay in agreement of related party transactions in the SSC system and issues surrounding the qualification of the STFC in respect to the ILL consolidation.

The report outlines a year of significant scientific and technological achievement and selected highlights of the many economic and societal benefits resulting from STFC's wide array of research disciplines. It also contains audited accounts and mandatory information such as reporting on environmental impact and health & safety data.

The report also sets out STFC’s progress on further developing its vision, strategy and overall programme.

Some of the research and achievements highlighted in the report include:

  • how STFC’s ISIS neutron source is helping in the treatment of babies born with severe cleft palates;

  • how studying natural disasters, such as earthquakes, with supercomputers will help plan for probable risks in the future, not only reducing possible damage but also, more importantly, saving lives;

  • the thousands of people around the world who are logging onto an award-winning website to help UK scientists improve the detection of solar storms.

The past year has also seen the continuing development of both the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus and the Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus. The opening of the ESA Centre, coupled with the later announcement of major government and industry investment in the International Space Innovation Centre, at Harwell builds on STFC’s existing expertise in space science and offers enormous scientific and economic returns ahead. The ongoing success of the Daresbury campus in securing new investment, start-ups and economic growth was further enhanced during the year with the addition of STFC’s ITAC centre at the Daresbury laboratory.

"I am proud to present this annual report on behalf of all the staff who contributed to the immense scientific impact STFC has had during its existence. For the past three years the organisation has risen to every challenge while working toward attainment of our Vision", said Michael Sterling, STFC Chairman.

PDF icon |STFC combined Annual Report and Accounts 2009-2010

PDF icon |STFC Annual Report 2009-2010

PDF icon |STFC Annual Acccounts 2009-2010
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