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.
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 has a strong history of innovation through collaboration and now holds partnerships with numerous research institutions and universities in over 50 countries. Rothamsted Enterprises hosts a unique hub promoting collaboration and innovation by partnering with commercial agricultural technology businesses. Rothamsted Research works closely with other agri-tech innovation centres, including the new UK Agri-Tech Catapult that brings together the Centre of Innovation Excellence in Livestock (CIEL), Crop Health and Protection (CHAP) and the Agricultural Engineering, Precision and Innovation Centre (Agri-EPI).
Our annual expenditures amount to about £32 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), and a wide range of other national and international funding bodies and industry.
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 the chemist Joseph Henry Gilbert as his scientific collaborator. Find out more about our fascinating history.