Terms of use

Please note that the legal statements and guidance below only covers the EPSRC website at www.epsrc.ac.uk (and associated sub-domains). This document was updated on 26 May 2011, ensuring all Central Office of Information guidance available at the time of creation was adhered to.

Using our website

The EPSRC website is maintained for your personal use and viewing. Access and use by you of this site constitutes acceptance by you of these Terms and Conditions that take effect from the date of first use.

Disclaimer notice

This website is provided for information purposes only. The EPSRC makes all reasonable efforts to ensure that the information is accurate and up-to-date. However, the EPSRC cannot accept liability for any damages or losses of any kind as a result of access to, and/or use of the website as well as any of the information contained within. You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of this site by any third party.

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

We are where possible moving away from publishing Word documents to our site. Old Word documents are still available. However, new documents are published in PDF format.

Privacy statement

The Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council is one of nine Councils within UK Research and Innovation, an organisation that brings together the UK’s Research Councils, Innovate UK and Research England. Our Privacy Notice, which describes how EPSRC and other UK Research and Innovation Councils handle personal data can be accessed on the UKRI website.


We have a specific cookies page. Please refer to this for more information.


We have a specific copyright statement. Please refer to this for more information.

Linking to the EPSRC website

You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on this site. We do not object to you linking directly to the information that is hosted on our site. However, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. EPSRC pages must load into the user's entire window.

Links to other websites

A number of links in our site lead to external sites operated by other parties over which we have no control. The links are provided as a convenience only. We do not accept responsibility for the information or performance on these sites, nor does it endorse any of the material.

Archived information

The EPSRC website is archived in its entirety (at a minimum rate of biannually) by the National Archives. Previous versions of the EPSRC website are available on the UK Government Web Archive website.

Browser Support Policy

The EPSRC websites have been tested with a wide range of browser software:

  • Microsoft IE 8+
  • Firefox 3.6+
  • Google Chrome 16+
  • Safari 5+

Older versions of the above browsers may not provide access to all of the content and functionality on the site. Other browsers not listed should provide a suitable level of access to content and functionality on the site.

If you are experiencing problems with accessing the site, please contact us via the details below.

Commenting on articles

All comments on the site are moderated, we do restrict the use of profanities and limited editing will take place if this occurs. We aim to approve or respond to these comments within 72 hours.


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