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Agriculture: Cattle

Volume 698: debated on Thursday 31 January 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 10 December 2007 (WA 1), whether the results of the research into inherited traits affecting susceptibility to bovine tuberculosis in cattle will be made available to the dairy industry at an early stage. [HL1485]

All the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) grant-holders are expected to promote the dissemination of the results of their research, normally through publications in appropriate scientific journals. In addition, the council has recently introduced a data-sharing policy, under which research data generated as a result of BBSRC funding are expected to be made available to the scientific community in a timely and responsible manner to inform subsequent research by others. Holders of grants that pre-date this policy are encouraged to adopt its principles.