Welcome to the new EPSRC & MRC Sustainable Approaches to Biomedical Science Centre for Doctoral Training: Responsible and Reproducible Research, or SABS:R3 for short.
We train doctoral students in cutting-edge, systems approaches to biomedical research — and, uniquely within the UK, also in advanced practices in software engineering. Our goal is to bring about a transformation of the research culture in computational biomedical science.
Computational methods are now at the heart of biomedical research. From the simulation of the behaviour of complex systems, through the design and automation of laboratory experiments, to the analysis of both small and large-scale data, well-engineered software has proved capable of transforming biomedical science.
SABS:R3 builds on the internationally leading track record of innovative, interdisciplinary scientific training already established by our existing EPSRC & MRC Systems Approaches to Biomedical Science (SABS) CDT programme. The EPSRC SABS Industrial Doctoral Centre (IDC) was established in 2009 as an open innovation partnership between researchers at the University of Oxford and 13 organisations from across the pharmaceutical and biomedical technologies sectors. In its second incarnation, the EPSRC & MRC SABS CDT has grown to now 22 industrial and non-profit partners.
The new EPSRC & MRC SABS:R3 CDT builds on the existing SABS Programme, to equip a new generation of researchers with not only the knowledge and methods necessary to undertake quantitative and interdisciplinary biomedical research, but also advanced software engineering skills. By embedding this strong focus on sustainable and open computational methods, together with responsible and reproducible approaches into all aspects of the new programme, our computationally-literate scientists will be equipped to act as ambassadors to bring about a transformation of biomedical research.