Future BRH aims to deliver cutting-edge research and develop innovative technologies for high-value sustainable biomanufacturing

To ensure best practice in all our activities the Future BRH has set out specific conduct principles to ensure full and appropriate governance

Future BRH Governance
The Future BRH has adopted a clear management and governance structure to ensure full delivery of its strategic vision. As depicted in the schematic below, this structure ensures full oversight and responsibility for all activities with and industry board an External Advisory Board to ensure this vision meets the academic, industrial and societal need.

Code of Conduct
The reputation of the Hub depends on everyday decisions and is the responsibility of all of our members. Clear and consistent standards of behaviour are essential in all our activities from fundamental academic research through to work with external industry partners, government agencies and suppliers. The Future BRH has set out a FBRH Code of Conduct encompassing areas from research integrity and a safe and healthy workplace through to environment and sustainability and avoiding conflicts of interest.

Statement on Risk and Risk Management:
The Future BRH takes risk and risk mitigation seriously. This is essential to ensure delivery of its main aims and objectives and ensure value for money and effective governance. The Hub maintains an active risk register, which contains information on identified risks related to Future BRH activity areas, potential impacts and likelihood (traffic light system), mitigation strategy, review dates and responsibilities. The mitigation strategy also sets out actions, due dates and completion.

Management Structure
The Future BRH has a series of Boards and Groups to ensure the smooth management and running of the Hub. These are shown in the diagram below.

  • Management Board, chaired by the Hub Director, has overall responsibility for the Future BRH.
  • Science Board meets monthly to discuss progress of scientific programmes.
  • Industry Board meets twice a year to monitor industry co-funded research projects and collectively identify opportunities for leverage funding to support translation activities.
  • Operations Group is responsible for day-to-day management of all Future BRH activities including operations delivery, financial management, engagement and outreach activities and reporting.
  • Communications Group is responsible for dissemination of Future BRH activities to the wider biomanufacturing and general science communities.
  • External Advisory Board comprises key opinion leaders who meet biannually to appraise and advise on the quality, direction, delivery and focus of programmes to meet academic, societal and industrial need.