Freedom of information requests

You have the right to access information held by public authorities like EPSRC under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Making a request

Before requesting information, please check what’s already available on our website. Our publication scheme sets out all the information we publish and how it will be published.

To make a request, please email or write to:

Freedom of Information Manager
Polaris House

Requests must be in writing and must include your name and either an email or postal address. Please be as specific as possible about the information you would like as this helps us to respond promptly. It would be helpful to include a telephone number so that we can contact you to discuss your request if necessary.

Exempt information

Your right of access to information is subject to a range of exemptions covering issues like security, international relations and commercial confidentiality. We may need to apply a public interest test to decide whether or not we can release some information.

For more about exemptions, see the Information Commissioner’s Office.


Information is normally available free of charge. If we make a charge we will adhere to the fees regulations issued by the Department of Constitutional Affairs.

What happens next?

We aim to respond to your request within 20 working days. However, we may need longer if significant search or collation of material is required, or if we need to consider the public interest test. We will reply to you in writing with a response to your request.

Not satisfied?

If you are not satisfied that we have complied with the Freedom of Information Act in our response, you can make an appeal.