To consider the appropriateness of the duration
of funding for all areas of activity in BGS and the frequency
with which funds should be sought from NERC.
In its science activity the panel recognised that BGS is
generally a very competitive organisation. The Panel view
was that effort towards collaboration and partnership should
be encouraged (see ToR 3).
BGS management commentary The BGS agrees with the panel's view that, as a whole,
it is a competitive organisation. This assessment suggests
that it would not be cost effective to subdivide and put
segments of its programme out to competition. When and
where appropriate, all parts of the BGS science programme
engage fully in collaboration and partnerships, with HEIs
and the public and private sectors. The BGS's international
success involves a wide range of BGS programmes, and is
indicative of a financially and scientifically competitive