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FSF scores maximum points in SRG review, contract renewed and annual report published

The NERC Field Spectroscopy Facility scored maximum grades in its recent Services Review Group round, undertaken by NERC Services and Facilities in 2006. On the basis of this the Facility will be renewed for a further 3 years with the possibility of a two year extension. The reviews are held regularly for each NERC supported Service/Facility to ensure that they continue to provide cost-effective research support relevant to NERC's science objectives. FSF obtained maximum (5) scores in all the four categories in which it was reviewed (need, uniqueness, quality of service, quality of science and training), the highest score of the 8 facilities reviewed in 2006. Reviewers comments were highly flattering including such statements as:

'this is a world class facility.'

'a well run cost effective facility, serving a wide range of community needs.'

'this facility has performed extremely well.'

A good dialogue between users and the Facility is essential to ensure we continue to deliver what users need.

A pdf of the approved FSF annual report can be down loaded here