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The Roslin Institute is a National Institute of Bioscience (NIB) which receives Institute Strategic Programme Grant funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). It is a part of the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine of the University of Edinburgh. Roslin is a member of the Easter Bush Research Consortium (EBRC).
The Institute undertakes research within the framework of BBSRC Institute Strategic Programmes focussed on the health and welfare of animals, and applications of basic animal sciences in human and veterinary medicine, the livestock industry and food security.
The Roslin Institute moved in 2011 to a £60.6 million state-of-the-art building. The building is located on the University of Edinburgh's Easter Bush Veterinary campus and brings onto one site the research of the Institute alongside the teaching and clinical activities of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. The building now accommodates around 450 staff and students from The Roslin institute alongside colleagues from Scotland's Rural College (SRUC). Further development on the site includes the National Avian Research Facility (NARF) under construction and a new 8000m2 Bioincubator building currently in design phase.
The Roslin Institute is a BBSRC-funded institute.
The BBSRC institutes deliver innovative, world class bioscience research and training, leading to wealth and job creation, generating high returns for the UK economy. They have strong links with business, industry and the wider community, and support policy development.
The institutes' research underpins key sectors of the UK economy such as agriculture, bioenergy, biotechnology, food and drink and pharmaceuticals. In addition, the institutes maintain unique research facilities of national importance.