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Communications Capability Review of BBSRC

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The research councils Communication Capability Reviews are part of a series of reviews across Whitehall departments, arm’s length bodies and agencies. All seven councils were reviewed, and also the central partnership body, Research Councils UK (RCUK), along with the collective work of the research councils. The fieldwork for the review took place in January 2015.

BBSRC Communication Capability Review Summary Report (PDF 245KB)

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The review was carried out by a combination of peer and external reviewers and was conducted by Arthur Leathley, Director of Cross Government Communications in the Cabinet Office. He was supported by Karen Hetherington, Head of Communications for Flood and Coastal Risk Management in the Environment Agency. The review methodology is based on interviews, workshops and examination of supplied materials. The reviewer evaluates capability against business requirements using a framework. This report contains their qualitative assessment of capability and provides recommendations for improvement.