Introduction

Purpose of document

We have developed this 'Governance Manual' to establish a primary source of principles, policies and operating rules for EPSRC. This manual is the primary resource for conveying governance arrangements and establishing the authority of other policy and procedural resources including Risk Management, Financial, and Human Resources.

Each public sector organisation needs explicit arrangements for its internal governance, complemented by appropriate accountability. It is a key resource for use by staff, management and other stakeholders. It sets the standards for operation and behaviour. It also establishes a framework for monitoring performance against these standards.