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Rothamsted Research is a world-leading, non-profit research centre that focuses on strategic agricultural science to the benefit of farmers and society worldwide.
OUR SCIENTIFIC CONTRIBUTION
Our scientists publish around 300 papers in international science journals each year, of which more than 70% are open access. We also make numerous data, software tools and other information widely available to the global scientific community and other stakeholders or beneficiaries of our work. Rothamsted Research has partnerships with numerous research institutions and universities in over 50 countries.
We take pride in our people and their achievements. Our people are experts in their field and come from all areas of the globe. We provide a modern dynamic working environment and support systems to enable collaboration and development opportunities.
DIVERSITY and equality
Here at Rothamsted we actively encourage and support diversity and equality.
We understand that an organisation’s success depends on its ability to draw on the skills, understanding and experience of its people.
Rothamsted Research is proud to hold a Bronze Award from Athena SWAN.
The Equality Challenge Unit’s Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research.
COLLABORATION AND INNOVATION
Rothamsted Research has a strong history of innovation through collaboration and now holds partnerships with numerous research institutions and universities in over 50 countries. The Rothamsted Centre for Research and Enterprise (RoCRE) is a unique hub promoting collaboration and innovation by partnering with commercial agricultural technology businesses. Rothamsted Research is also a founding member of three UK agri-tech innovation centres that bring together a wide range of public and industry partners, namely Agrimetrics, the Centre of Innovation Excellence in Livestock, and the Centre for Applied Crop Science.
CORPORATE INFORMATION AND FUNDING
Our annual expenditures amount to about £35 million. Funding and other support for our research is provided by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) of the UK, the Lawes Agricultural Trust (LAT), a wide range of other national and international funding bodies and industry.
HISTORY AND HERITAGE
Rothamsted Research is the oldest continually operating agricultural research station in the world. Its foundation dates from 1843 when John Bennet Lawes the owner of the Rothamsted estate appointed Joseph Henry Gilbert, a chemist as his scientific collaborator. We are proud of our heritage and invite you to find out about this fascinating journey