980. The Science and Technology Facilities Council.

980.     The Science and Technology Facilities Council.

The Science and Technology Facilities Council is a Council of UKRI1.

The Science and Technology Facilities Council was established by royal charter2 and is a research council for the purposes of the Science and Technology Act 19653. The objects of the council are:

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    (1)     to promote and support high-quality scientific and engineering research by developing and providing, by any means, facilities and technical expertise in support of basic, strategic and applied research programmes funded by persons4 established in the United Kingdom5 and elsewhere6;

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    (2)     to promote and support, by any means,