BBSRC, a non-departmental public body, supports research and research training in universities and research institutes throughout the UK and invests approximately GBP 336 million per annum in some of the most exciting areas of contemporary science, including genomics, stem cell biology and bionanotechnology.
The agency hopes that the Ultimus software will help it to increase the frequency of its grant application rounds and allocate funding to research scientists more efficiently.
The traditional way of conducting grant application processes at BBSRC was through paper forms, which caused lost time while forms moved from desk to desk. BBSRC needed an automated BPM system that could handle grant application processes – which involve numerous administrative and evaluative tasks – more efficiently.
After automating our processes with the help of the Ultimus BPM Suite, BBSRC abandoned paper forms, thus eliminating the problems and potential errors associated with them, said Clare Lindsay, project manager for the Ultimus project at BBSRC.