he Access to Facilities pilot aims to identify challenges associated with accessing current infrastructure and expertise in a distributed network. The pilot will fund a number of activities that address these challenges.
Funding for access trials
In this first round of funding, we invite applications that address the challenges of transferable phenomics. In this activity we wish to support projects that compare phenomics approaches at geographically separated sites
For example, group A and B are using similar phenomics approaches at their own sites. What are the barriers to operating at each other’s sites? These might be technical (do the platforms produce similar results? do trained staff (Research Technical Professionals) have to be on site for extended periods?) or logistical (are there regulatory issues concerning equipment operation, robustness, insurance during transport, use and storage etc?). What does it cost?
We envisage group A and B taking measurements at their ‘home’ sites and then similar measurements at an ‘away’ site. This would allow comparisons between similar platforms (e.g. drones) or different platforms (e.g. drone vs robot).
For more information on how to apply go to https://phenomuk.org/strands/access-to-facilities/pilot-project-call/