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Publications Scheme


Integrity is one of our core values, and we are publicly accountability through Defra to Parliament. We are committed to working openly, honestly and with integrity, sharing information with stakeholders and increasing the public understanding of science.

Classes of information

The Publications Scheme is a guide to the information routinely published by Cefas. Information has been set out in classes, or topics, to provide easy access.

  1. Organisational information and structure
  2. Financial information and performance
  3. Operational polices and procedures
  4. Lists and registers
  5. The services we offer

It has been designed to assist in meeting our objectives and core values. It also aims to meet the requirements set out in the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.


Cefas is a Crown body and the material listed in this scheme is subject to Crown copyright. Please refer to our copyright page about the use and re-use of Crown copyright material.

Access and fees

In all cases, we support and encourage the wide distribution of the findings of our research. There is an exception: when disclosure would adversely affect the confidentiality of commercial information and where such confidentiality is protected by law in order to protect a legitimate commercial interest.

Unless otherwise indicated, the information described in our Publications Scheme is available from this website. Printed versions are often also available from the address below. The information is available free of charge unless otherwise stated. When charges do need to be made, we will make that clear in advance.

Information held by a public authority that is not published under this scheme can be requested in writing. Such requests will be considered in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Feedback and contact

As the purpose of this scheme is to promote greater openness, it is important that it fully meets your needs. General feedback and suggestions for additional classes of information that could be included are welcomed.

For further information contact:

Publication Scheme Co-ordinator
Knowledge and Information Team
Pakefield Road
Suffolk NR33 0HT

Telephone: +44 (0) 1502 527735
Fax: +44 (0) 1502 513865
Email: lowlibrary@cefas.co.uk

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Last Modified: 27 April 2014