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Strategic review of bioimaging

Copyright: Pippa Hawes/The Pirbright Institute
Strategic review of bioimaging (PDF 2.95MB)

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This review presents an evaluation of BBSRC’s current and future approaches to support bioimaging in the UK. The arising recommendations will inform our strategy in this area, aiming to help secure the future of world-class bioimaging in the UK.

The information has been gathered from a variety of sources:

  • a dedicated expert review group
  • BBSRC’s expert Strategy Advisory Panels
  • the analysis of our funded portfolio
  • an open community survey
  • targeted engagement with key industry stakeholders.


The information for the strategic review of bioimaging was collected before UK Research and Innovation as an organisation came into effect in April 2018. Any reference in the document towards Research Councils UK (RCUK) and Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) was made while these legacy organisations were still in operation, and the references were retained to best reflect the stakeholder view at the time of data collection.

Any future steps to address the recommendations emerging from the review will fall under the responsibility of the new umbrella organisation UK Research and Innovation, including Research England.