Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils


The Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils (CCLRC) was formed on 1 April 1995. It is an independent, non-departmental public body of the Office of Science and Technology, which is itself part of the Department of Trade and Industry.

CCLRC owns and operates the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils, which comprises the Daresbury Laboratory in Cheshire, the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire and the Chilbolton Observatory in Hampshire - institutions with world-class reputations, commanding the largest range of facilities and expertise to support research, particularly in the physical sciences, in the UK.