Within the national laboratories, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) undertakes strategic research to prepare for the future instrumentation needs of STFC facilities and programmes.
Aligned with the STFC detectors and instrumentation strategy, the Centre for Instrumentation is designed to sponsor pre‐grant work to prepare for our next generation of instrumentation systems.
The resources provide a focus for the development of solutions to instrumentation needs that are common across our programmes, such as:
- sensor materials
- front-end electronics
- data acquisition hardware
The board prioritise cases where the needs of more than one facility or programme are being addressed while not duplicating other funding or exploitation routes such as STFC’s proof of concept awards.