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Obtaining regular data feeds takes a great deal of negotiation, sometimes over many years. Once a regular feed has been agreed, we can automate the process. We are happy to say that three of the Research Councils have allowed us to have weekly data downloads.

Some data providers are unwilling or unable to make their data available in this way, but will sporadically provide spreadsheets of data derived from their internal records. We can then process these for semi-automated addition to the system.

We also trawl the web for data in the public domain which is part of the scope of the Register and add it by hand.

Acronym Organisation Status
BEIS Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
(formerly BERR)
Data for projects funded by the former Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) - spreadsheet received in 2007
Data for projects funded by the former Department of Energy (DECC) - being sought.
BIS Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
(formerly DTI)
Spreadsheet received 2007
BBSRC Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Annual Spreadsheet (last received Nov 2015, contained all projects with an end date after 31 March 2008)
Carbon Trust Carbon Trust Spreadsheet received Feb 2007
Chinese Funder   Spreadsheet received Jan 2014
DCLG Department for Communities and Local Government Trawled from web Sept 2007
DECC Department of Energy and Climate Change Data being sought
DEFRA Department for  Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Trawled from web Sept 2007
EPSRC Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Automated weekly data feed - all grants with start date later than 30 Sept 2005 processed
ESRC Economic and Social Research Council Automated weekly data feed - all grants with start date later than 31 Dec 2011 processed
ETI Energy Technologies Institute Trawled from web May 2012
EU-FP7 European Commission Trawled from web Jan 2014
FCO Foreign and Commonwealth Office Added Jan 2007
Innovate-UK Innovate UK
formerly Technology Strategy Board)
Data has been received and the 2016 projects are currently being processed
Joule Centre Joule Centre for Energy Research and Development (2005-2011) Trawled from web Jan 2007
Leverhulme Trust Leverhulme Trust Trawled from web Jan 2007
NERC Natural Environment Research Council Automated data feed - all grants with start date later than April 2006 processed, but note that due to IT issues the last NERC dataset was received in December 2014
Ofgem Ofgem Data obtained from the Energy Networks Association - currently being loaded
RAEng Royal Academy of Engineering Added Jan 2014
STFC Science & Technology Facilities Council Data being sought