Innovative data science solutions to improve cancer care and outcomes in Scotland

Main Content What's the challenge? 

Up to £425,000 is available in the two phase funding competition based on the SBRI framework.

The competition brief has launched and registrations and applications will open on 8 September.

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.

Do you have the solution?

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.

Evaluation criteria 

This competition has two phases. Up to £175,000 (including VAT) is allocated for phase one, and up to £250,000 (including VAT) for phase two:

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

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