RESAS Strategic Research Portfolio 2016-2021

The principal funder of BioSS is the Scottish Government’s Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services (RESAS). Over the period 2016-21, RESAS is providing funds to its Main Research Providers (MPRs) to undertake a portfolio of strategic research and translational activites in rural affairs, food and the environment.

Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment (RAFE) Strategic Research Portfolio

The portfolio comprises a strategic research programme in three themes, three centres of expertise linking science and policy, innovation projects with industrial partners, funding for underpinning capacity plus a Centre for Knowledge Exchange and Impact to provide a focus for communication.

The RESAS Strategic Research Portfolio is being delivered by a suite of Main Research Providers (listed below) in combination with inputs from several Scottish Universities and other research organisations.


Other organisations acting as Main Research Providers (MRPs) for the Scottish Government's Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services (RESAS) are:

these organisations, along with BioSS, now branding themselves collectively as the Scottish Environmental, Food and Agriculture Research Institutes (SEFARI).


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