Key objectives

Our aim is to foster active collaborative links within the biological resource community

The key objectives of The UKBRCN are to:

  • co-ordinate engagement with users and common stakeholders (editorial boards, grant funding authorities, UK government)
  • share best practice regarding quality and compliance, ensuring that users of living genetic resources and collection are within the law (Nagoya Protocol)
  • provide expert responses and solutions to the problems faced by those working with and harnessing biological resource
  • raise awareness of the value of culture collections to the scientific community by providing information and training
  • co-ordinate grant applications in key areas of research to enhance scientific procedures and services of the UK’s biological resource centres