CASP awarded SEK 1.8 million to reach national platform status
Umeå University has decided to grant SEK 1.8 million to the Computational Analytics Support Platform, CASP. The aim is to strengthen local research infrastructures that have the potential to become of national interest during 2022-2025.
Text: Sara-Lena Brännström
CASP is a co-funded KBC infrastructure, based at the Department of Chemistry that focus on data analytics support, but also training of life scientists in the analysis of experimental data using advanced data-driven tools and strategies.
Since the platform was launched in 2021, CASP has supported multiple researchers across departments and faculties to convert complex data into meaningful biological and chemical interpretations, helping to support bridge the existing gap in data driven life science.
Hans Stenlund, Kate Bennett, David Nilsson and Johan Trygg at CASP.
“We were delighted to receive this funding and to have our platform recognised as a valuable support to the life science community at Umeå University and beyond”, says Kate Bennett, Platform Manager at CASP.
CASP’s current two-year goal is to become a national infrastructure platform within SciLifeLab and contribute to the Data-Driven Life Science (DDLS) and Infection Biology Data Science Node, which will be hosted at Umeå University 2023-2028.
Our goal is to become recognised as a go-to platform for data analytics, attracting life science researchers from the whole of Sweden
The funding awarded by the university will enable growth of the platform expanding both staff and expertise, turning CASP into a national infrastructure and together with the DDLS community, aim to place Umeå University on the map as a national centre of excellence in advanced data analytics in life science.
“Our goal is to become recognised as a go-to platform for data analytics, attracting life science researchers from the whole of Sweden. This funding has provided us with an excellent opportunity to achieve this”, says Kate Bennett.