Rothamsted Research Limited is an independent charitable company, limited by guarantee and governed by a Board of fourteen non-executive Trustee Directors currently chaired by Professor Nick Talbot. The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and Lawes Agricultural Trust (LAT), as our largest funder and our landowner respectively, each nominate one Trustee. The Chair is jointly nominated by BBSRC and LAT. All Board vacancies are advertised in the national press; the positions are renewable, four year appointments and are unremunerated; we welcome enquiries from interested candidates at any time. The Institute is very grateful to all who freely give up their time for its benefit. Details of the current Board members are available at: www.rothamsted.ac.uk. The Chief Executive of Rothamsted Research is the Institute Director who reports to the Board Chair and is in attendance at Board meetings along with the Associate Directors.
Its registered address is
Lawes Agricultural Trust
› Information on the LAT may also be found on our web site here.
LAT is: A Charity recognised by the Charities Commission (of England and Wales), Charity number, 208228
LATCo is: A Company Limited by Guarantee registered as a company in England and Wales registration number 02566975
The registered address of LAT and LATCo
Ownership and funding
Rothamsted Research is a grouping of private organisations and is one of seven institutes sponsored by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). Rothamsted Research is a charity and a company limited by guarantee and occupies land and buildings owned by the Lawes Agricultural Trust. The Rothamsted Research Association is an independent body that facilitates interaction and dialogue between researchers, especially those at Rothamsted, and practitioners in the agri-environment sector
Rothamsted Research's breadth of funding serves the range of activities undertaken by the Institute and contributes to its strength across the spectrum of users and beneficiaries represented by the BBSRC. The financial regimes become more complex as wider funding sources are utilised, partnerships become increasingly multifaceted and intellectual property management receives greater attention. However, we believe that careful attention to diverse opportunities and enthusiasm to engage with new customers ensures that the UK captures value from its investment in a high quality science base.
Information on the The Charity Commission for England and Wales website
For more information about some of our sponsors please use the links below:
› Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
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Operates two national networks for monitoring insect populations in the UK. More...
Provides the research community access to a range of in situ state-of-the-art instrumentation in hydrologically isolated fields and farms to better address key issues in sustainable agriculture. More...
A database of interactions between pathogens and their hosts maintained at Rothamsted Research with international input. More...
These have been running since the mid 19th Century, provide a unique experimental system and archive of soil and plant samples. More...
Rothamsted Research receives
strategic funding from the BBSRC
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