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Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics Research - Edinburgh Research Station. IAPGR (1986-1993)

 Organization

The AFRC Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics Research (IAPGR) was formed in 1986 as part of the AFRC's strategy to consolidate agricultural research on fewer and larger sites under eight new institutes. IAPGR was formed from the AFRC Institute of Animal Physiology, Cambridge (which became the Cambridge Research Station), the Animal Breeding Research Organisation (ABRO) in Edinburgh, and part of the Poultry Research Centre (PRC), Edinburgh (both of which became the Edinburgh Research Station). Meanwhile, the nutrition, biochemistry and pathology programmes of the former PRC were initially incorporated into the AFRC Institute of Grassland and Animal Production (IGAP) until 1990, when it also became part of IAPGR. IAPGR-ERS was an Associated Research Institute of the University of Edinburgh, as had been ABRO and PRC.
Roger Land, who had been director of ABRO since 1982, became the first director of the Edinburgh Research Station of IAPGR (IAPGR-ERS) until his death in 1988. Peter Lake became acting Head of Station until the appointment of Grahame Bulfield in the same year. Barry Cross was the first director of the Institute, and was succeeded in 1989 by R.B. Heap. The former ABRO research continued in its existing premises initially, before consolidating on the former PRC site at Roslin in 1989.
The aims of IAPGR-ERS were to advance fundamental scientific knowledge of the molecular, cellular and systemic processes that contribute to the development, fertility, behaviour and welfare of livestock. Further objectives were to seek the genetic improvement of livestock by research on gene transfer and embryo manipulation.
A review in 1992 recommended that the AFRC split IAPGR into two Institutes, in order to reflect their diverging research interests on the two sites. This took effect from 1 April 1993 with the creation of the Babraham Institute and Roslin Institute.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

File relating to the 'Shaw Committee' and the separation of Roslin and Babraham research stations, 1992

 File
Identifier: Coll-1644/1/5
Scope and Contents Contains Grahame Bulfield's notes of various telephone discussions with R.B. Heap, Richard Dyer and Philip Shaw about the results of the 1992 Visiting Group, leading up to the Shaw Committee and report.

Papers of Grahame Bulfield

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-1644
Scope and Contents Much of this material has been annotated with additional information by Bulfield at a later date, prior to donation.

Papers relating to Roslin Institute and its predecessor IAPGR-ERS, 1988-2014

 Series — Box: CLX-A-1574, Box: data_value_missing_8b24e71d604550bb51abef4466217b50, Box: data_value_missing_3f7202f20b0720dff0ce113b263873bf
Identifier: Coll-1644/1
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Much of this material has been annotated with additional information by Bulfield at a later date, prior to donation.

Records of Roslin Institute and predecessor institutions

 Fonds
Identifier: EUA IN23
Scope and Contents This collection comprises the administrative records of Roslin Institute and predecessor institutions. The records cover a range of areas and include meeting papers, reports, financial and legal documents, staff files, research data and press cuttings.
The majority of the records originate from the institutional Secretary's office, although there are a number of files from the Director and some from individual scientists. This information is captured in the catalogue.

Records of the Edinburgh Research Station of the Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics Research (IAPGR-ERS), 1986-1993

 Sub-Fonds
Identifier: EUA IN23/3
Scope and Contents Comprises records of IAPGR-ERS which relate to governance, administration, finance, legal, estates, human resources, external relations, events and publicity. Also contains some research data. Most of the files are from the Secretary's office, although there are some from the Head of Station and individual scientists.

Roslin Institute Offprint Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Coll-1362
Scope and Contents Contains bound volumes of offprints from the Roslin Institute and its predecessor institutions.