As of 1 April 2007 CCLRC the ERCIM member organisation in the UK, merged with PPARC (Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council), bringing together the science and technology for large facilities (including IT) in a new Research Council named STFC: Science and Technology Facilities Council.
The role of PPARC has been dominantly funding research grants in particle physics and astronomy but also managing the UK contributions and access to CERN and various astronomical observatories. In addition PPARC has funded CCLRC for some of these activities. The detailed management structure of STFC is under discussion currently. Legal work is underway to transfer the official ERCIM membership of CCLRC to the new organisation.