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Scientific Infrastructure

Inquiry status: Inquiry concluded, Report and Government Response published. Report debated in Grand Committee on 13 May 2014

The Science and Technology Committee, under the Chairmanship of Lord Krebs, has launched an inquiry into scientific infrastructure.

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee, under the Chairmanship of Lord Krebs, conducted an inquiry into scientific infrastructure. This refers to large and medium-sized equipment and e-infrastructure to support scientific research. Such infrastructure require substantial financial investment and often capital expenditure.

The inquiry collected evidence on the large and medium-sized scientific infrastructure currently available in the UK. It considered: future needs and strategic planning, funding and governance arrangements, international partnerships and partnerships with industry.

A call for evidence inviting written submissions on this inquiry was published on Friday, 24 May. The deadline for submissions was Friday, 21 June.

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