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Research Operations Office


Research Councils UK (RCUK) is a strategic partnership of the UK Research Councils. RCUK was established in 2002 to enable the Research 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:

AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council)
BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council)
EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)
MRC (Medical Research Council)
NERC (Natural Environment Research Council)
STFC (Science and Technology Facilities Council)