A Community Vision for British Mass Spectrometry
The British Mass Spectrometry Society’s Executive Committee commissioned a pathway report in May 2019. Their objective was to produce a community-backed, evidence-based vision for the future of Mass Spectrometry in the UK to support EPSRC, UKRI, and HMG in the strategic planning, prioritization, and funding of the science of Mass Spectrometry in the foreseeable future.
The report summarizes the responses from three rounds of a DELPHI study which included direct input from a panel of British MS experts who were asked to comment on:
- the future of MS in the UK
- future requirements for UK mass spectrometry
- how future MS infrastructure may be best deployed to leverage the UK research base and deliver ROI to our society
Based on the findings the UK MS Vision Working Group submitted a 'Statement of Need' to EPSRC (on 15th February 2021) outlining the resource and infrastructure required for the community to deliver world-class mass spectrometry over the next 5-10 years.
UK MS Vision Working Group's STATEMENT of NEED Accepted by EPSRC… Proposal to UKRI Infrastructure Advisory Committee Invited!
BMSS have recently been informed that their Statement of Need has been accepted. The Statement of Need (together with related documents) can be viewed here: https://www.bmss.org.uk/about-us/uk-mass-spectrometry-vision/
The next steps in this process involve working with EPSRC to refine the vision into a proposal to the UKRI Infrastructure Advisory Committee (for Autumn of 2021). Feedback and input from the community is encouraged. BMSS are now actively seeking members of the UK MS community who have the perspective and commitment to join the UK MS Vision Working Group and help deliver the proposal to UKRI.
Please contact the BMSS Chair Dr Jackie Mosely: firstname.lastname@example.org