Tuesday, 18 May 2010

BBSRC Deadline Changed

The BBSRC has pulled forward its next deadline, from 14 July to the 23 June 2010. No indication has been given as to the reason for this, and when I called to ask the BBSRC there was no clear explanation on hand for it.


  1. I think this change was because BBSRC (and other councils) will be busy in July/August implementing joint back office systems for grants processing. All part of the Shared Services Centre (which I believe the Lib Dems, before the election, were keen to abolish because it allegedly costs more than it saves).

  2. Thanks Wigner: that's useful. I know NERC had already pulled forward its deadline, so this chimes in with what you're saying. It will be interesting to see if the Lib Dems have the authority/appetite to ditch the Shared Services Centre. My thought would be that, as it's reached this stage in development, they might not think the fight is worth it.