While patient-facing facilities are often front of mind when discussing healthcare, research facilities have proven their worth over the past year, and in an increasingly digital future, he argues that ‘uninterrupted power is non-negotiable’.
In a year that will go down in clinical research history, it’s become clear that efficient, unhindered scientific research is vital to addressing some of humanity’s biggest challenges. In the 2020 Budget, the Government announced the largest ever expansion of support for basic research and innovation. Initially, over £10 billion has been allocated to BEIS programmes and partner organisations from 2020 to 2021, with future investment set to reach £22 billion per year by 2024/25.
Without doubt, technology has transformed the academic research landscape. In 1968, the statistics software, SPSS, was created. The software, which is still used today, removed the need for researchers to perform l