Code of practice for EPSRC Council members

The Code of Practice sets out the basis on which members of the EPSRC Council should seek to discharge their responsibilities.

The document covers the following points:

  • Principles of Public Life
  • Code Principles
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Relationship with the Sponsor Department
  • Role of the Chair
  • Corporate Responsibilities of Council Members
  • Responsibilities of Individual Council Members
  • Conflicts of Interests of Members of Council
  • Confidentiality
  • Communication of Decisions
  • Openness and Responsiveness
  • Delegation
  • Strategic Planning and Control
  • Accountability for Public Funds
  • Annual Report and Accounts
  • The Role of the Chief Executive
  • Audit
  • The Council as Employer