UK Mass Spectrometry Vision

A Community Vision for British Mass Spectrometry
The British Mass Spectrometry Society’s Executive Committee commissioned this pathway report in May 2019. Our 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. 

This 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:

  1. the future of MS in the UK
  2. future requirements for UK mass spectrometry
  3. how future MS infrastructure may be best deployed to leverage the UK research base and deliver ROI to our society

The authors are grateful to the multiplicity of people around the UK, and beyond, who took the time to contribute to this DELPHI study and to the BMSS for its commitment to this project and for financial support.
 
Dr Jackie Mosely, Teesside University - BMSS Chair 
Professor Peter O’Connor, University of Warwick - BMSS Treasurer 
Dr Ashley Sage - BMSS Immediate Past Chair
Professor Gavin O’Connor, TU Braunschweig un PTB - BMSS Past Chair;
Dr Tony Bristow, AstraZeneca - BMSS Past Chair

Corresponding Authors:
Professor Peter O’Connor: p.oconnor@warwick.ac.uk
Dr Jackie Mosely: j.mosely@tees.ac.uk 

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Accompanying this report is a SWOT analysis for each of the different tiers identified in the report.

UPDATE:
In February 2021, the BMSS and MS Vision working group submitted a Statement of Need to ESPRC outlining the resource and infrastructure required for our community to deliver world-class mass spectrometry over the next 5-10 years.

That Statement of Need can be viewed in the resource section below.

The next steps in this process involve working with EPSRC to refine this vision into a proposal to the UKRI Infrastructure Advisory Committee, meeting in the Autumn of 2021.  Feedback and input from the community is encouraged. In particular we are now seeking members of our community who have the expertise and time to help the current working group deliver the proposal. For more details, please email this working group via the BMSS Chair.


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Statement of Need - submitted to EPSRC Feb 2021

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Presentation to UKRI - 23rd Nov 2020

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Final report to UKRI: MS UK Vision

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SWOT analysis slides