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UKRI-BBSRC Workshop on Computing in the Biosciences

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Date: 29 April 2021, 09:30 to 16:30
Venue: Online


Building upon UKRI-BBSRC’s Review of Data-Intensive Bioscience and in response to the recommendation on Digital Infrastructure, UKRI-BBSRC will run a workshop on scientific computing for the biosciences to better understand the computing needs of the bioscience community. The workshop is to ensure that these needs are clearly articulated in discussions on digital infrastructure provision, both within independent research organisations and regionally/nationally going forwards. The workshop will inform our guidance, strategy and promote the exchange of knowledge across the sector.

The agenda will be confirmed closer to the date. The format is expected to consist of a mixture of facilitated discussions to understand the opportunities and identify current needs, and then explore them in greater detail.

Date and location

The workshop will be hosted virtually and be a whole day event on 29 April 2021 from 09:30 to 16:30 with regular breaks and a two-hour lunch break. If you wish to participate in the workshop, please complete the registration by 9 April 2021.


Please register with Eventbrite


Applications to participate in the workshop are welcome from across the bioscience research and innovation community including bioscientists, technical and facility staff, research software engineers and computational scientists both working in bioscience and collaborating with bioscientists. Please do send this event on to colleagues within your organisation to whom it could be particularly relevant, in particular the technical and facility staff.

If we are oversubscribed, we will use the following criteria when determining participants for each workshop:

  • Balance/ relevance of research interests across the participants
  • Vision for individual contribution and benefits from participating in this workshop
  • Balance of representation across career stages and roles
  • Balance of organisations and departments
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion considerations

Selection of participants will be undertaken by UKRI-BBSRC with the outcome notified shortly after the closing date. We reserve the right to invite additional participants directly. If you have any questions, please email

Privacy notice

UKRI BBSRC carries out the processing of personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The information you provide to participate in a workshop will only be used by BBSRC and its partner, Eventbrite for the purpose of informing the bioscience and computing workshop for the purpose of event management. We also intend to use your contact details for the following purposes:

  • Make available your name, institution, role, email address, and professional summary to other participants prior to the meeting for networking.

If you do not agree to your data being used to this effect, please let us know in your response.

Information gathered will be used by BBSRC, alongside data gathered through other exercises, to provide a dialogue that facilitates strategy development. The personal data provided will be retained on our systems for as long as is required to carry out processing for the purposes outlined above. By providing your information you are consenting to its use as detailed above. You can access a copy of the UKRI Data Protection Policy (PDF).