We are one of Europe's largest multidisciplinary research organisations supporting scientists and engineers world-wide. We operate world-class large-scale research facilities, manage the UK access to large-scale facilities in other countries, provide strategic advice to the government on development of large-scale science facilities and manage international research projects in support of a broad cross-section of the UK research community.
We have a responsibility to ensure that the UK scientific community has access to the large facilities that will enable it to perform high quality, world leading research in the future.
We provide science facilities on behalf of the whole UK research community, including:
We also manage the UK membership of science facilities essential to particle physics, astronomy and nuclear physics, such as CERN.
The Boulby Underground Laboratory in the north of England is able to host low-background and deep underground science experiments.