Data intensive bioscience - BBSRC

Data-driven research and the development of associated methods, tools and resources are an integral part of contemporary bioscience.

Read the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Councils (BBSRC) review of data-intensive bioscience, Forward Look for UK Bioscience.

As such, support can be requested in the following areas:

Research data management

Support may be requested for any costs related to research data management which will be incurred during the project and not be covered by directly allocated or indirect costs. These costs must be fully justified.

Professional support

Proposals should be fully scoped and are expected to include the necessary full or partial full time equivalent (FTE) roles associated with professional support for data-intensive bioscience, such as for data analysis and management. This can include support using shared facilities and technical professionals such as research software engineers where appropriate.


Applicants should ensure professional support roles for data-intensive bioscience are made at appropriate salary points in recognition of the competitive market for staff with strong quantitative expertise. Proposals can also support upskilling costs. The rationale for these costs must be clearly articulated in the justification of resources.

Last updated: 28 September 2022

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