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Our structure


The Francis Crick Institute is a registered charity governed by our Board of Trustees.

The Board is responsible for promoting the long term success of the Crick, and sets strategy, funding policy and priorities. The Board delegates day to day management to the Director.

Our registered charity number is 1140062.


Biomedical research is adapting and developing constantly. To adapt to this, the Crick has a level structure without traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Our researchers do not belong to discipline-based departments or divisions. Instead, our internal structure centres on interest groups, which bring together researchers from across the organisation to share insights in areas of common scientific interest.