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Tools and resources development fund

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To support the development of novel technologies/methods to enable the academic community to respond rapidly to existing and emerging biological challenges.

Key aims

  • To support small or short-duration, pump priming, technology/method-driven research projects. This includes supporting early stage pilot investigations of new tools and technologies, rapid exploitation of the latest cutting edge technology and improvement of existing technologies through novel modifications
  • To facilitate data sharing within the bioscience community
  • To support projects to test mathematical or statistical approaches on existing biological datasets which could, potentially, lead to new biological understanding
  • To bring together communities for collaborative purposes