Each of the Research Councils has a vision or strategic plan which sets outs the Council’s overarching research aspirations and priorities over a 5 year plus period.
These research strategies are developed through extensive consultation with the academic community, and with a wide range of users and stakeholders including relevant Government Departments, the public sector, industry, charities and also the public itself.
The latest plans can be accessed at:
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Medical Research Council (MRC)
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Progress in delivering the plans is reported each year in each Council’s Annual Report and Accounts.