Friday, September 08, 2017
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Innovative data science solutions to improve cancer care and outcomes in Scotland

 

Organisations can apply for a share of £425,000 (including VAT) for innovative data science solutions to improve cancer care and outcomes in Scotland through a two phase funding competition.

 

Summary

The Data Lab, funded by the Scottish Funding Council, and in collaboration with DHI Scotland and Stratified Medicine Scotland, will fund up to £425,000 for or innovative data science solutions to improve cancer care and outcomes in Scotland

This funding call uses the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI). The goal of this challenge is to develop solutions using existing NHS Scotland data to improve cancer patient care and outcomes in Scotland.

Proposed solutions should achieve at least one of the following broad objectives:

  • Enable analysis of unstructured data (e.g. clinical notes, medical imaging)
  • Enable data driven clinical decisions
  • Enable data driven service improvement in the NHS
  • Enable data driven recruitment for clinical trials
  • Enable the adoption of precision medicine approaches

Organisations can carry out the project on their own or in collaboration with other partners.

This competition has 2 Phases. Up to £175,000 (including VAT) is allocated for Phase 1, and up to £250,000 (including VAT) for Phase 2:

  • Phase 1: Feasibility study. Projects should last up to 3 months. Projects can range in size up to a total cost of £35,000 (including VAT) each.
  • Phase 2: Development and Evaluation. Projects should last up to 6 months. Projects can range in size up to a total cost of £125,000 (including VAT) each.

 

The Data Lab, funded by the Scottish Funding Council, and in collaboration with DHI Scotland and Stratified Medicine Scotland reserve the right to adjust the provisional funding allocations between the two Phases. The total funding available for the competition may be subject to change.

 

The competition opens at midday 8 September 2017.

 

You must register to apply before midnight 27 October 2017.

 

You must submit your full application by midnight 10 November 2017.

 

The Information Session and Collider Event for Interested Applicants took place on 12 October 2017. Visit the event page to access presentations and the video recording. 

 

The Cancer Innovation Challenge is an opportunity for you to make a real difference to the lives of cancer patients in Scotland and beyond.

 

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