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The Research Councils UK (RCUK) website is administered by the RCUK Strategy Unit (The Strategy Unit). RCUK is not a legal entity and the Strategy Unit is hosted by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Neither the Strategy Unit nor EPSRC can accept liability for any damages or losses of any kind as a result of access to, and/or use of the website as well as any of the information contained within.

The RCUK website is provided for informational purposes only. It is intended that the website provides information on the business of RCUK, in addition to any Research Council related business whether RCUK are directly involved or not.

By using this website, you agree that you will be using it only for lawful purposes. The Strategy Unit endeavours to provide, but cannot guarantee, accurate and up to date information via this website. Should you encounter any errors or inconsistencies, please contact the Strategy Unit using the details at the bottom of this page so we can rectify it.

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Many areas of the RCUK website contain links to websites that are not operated by the Strategy Unit. The Strategy Unit is not responsible for these websites and therefore does not endorse them. Where links are provided, they are merely for related information and your convenience.

In addition to this, RCUK will not accept requests for link exchanges at any time. However, if a website relates directly to an article/page on the RCUK website, we may add a link if we feel it is necessary. The decision to do this will be purely at the Strategy Unit's discretion.


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