Call for a UK Physical Sciences Database Service National Research Facility

EPSRC would like to support a National Physical Sciences Database Service and full proposals are invited with an interview panel stage to make the final decision.  The aim of this service is to provide the UK academic research community cost-effective, efficient and ready access to a comprehensive suite of essential chemical, structure and properties databases needed to keep the UK at the forefront of cutting-edge science. This service will be delivered through a gateway which provides the user with intuitive guided access to research data that is both publically/openly available elsewhere (e.g. local University subscription) and entry to commercial databases provided by this service through licences. Using the service should be easy and efficient for existing users, and facilitate new EPS researchers, through targeted training, to navigate, access and make the data more discoverable in order to maintain the UK at the forefront of international research.