National facilities - BBSRC

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) accepts applications requiring access to the high performance computing facilities at the University of Edinburgh (ARCHER) and the Earlham Institute, also the UK 850MHz Solid State NMR Facility at the University of Warwick. A Technical Assessment Form (TAF) must be included with any application. Applications without a TAF will not be accepted and will be withdrawn. This is to ensure that the level of resources requested has been appropriately scoped and that any additional technical considerations have been captured prior to submission.

Applications requiring access to facilities at Daresbury and Rutherford Appleton Laboratories supported by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and to the Diamond synchrotron are also accepted. However, grant holders are expected to apply directly to the facilities for the time required for their research, once they have obtained grant funding. View the full details of how to apply to these facilities or contact the User Liaison Offices of the relevant facility.

Applications requiring access to other major national and international facilities are also accepted. It is the responsibility of the investigator to apply to the relevant provider and obtain any access needed for the research project. Planned usage should be identified on the relevant section of the proposal form and investigators seeking the use of such services are advised to contact the appropriate provider to confirm eligibility requirements and costs prior to submitting a proposal to BBSRC.

Last updated: 21 February 2023

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