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UKCRC Health Research Classification System

1.3 Chemical and physical sciences

Main inclusion criteria

Research in chemical and physical sciences that may lead to the future development of diagnostic tools or medical treatments including

  • bioengineering and biophysics
  • chemical structures, interactions and properties
  • molecular modelling
  • material science


Advice on research activities

For coding all basic chemical, physical and bioengineering research including development of therapeutics or diagnostics underpinning 4 Detection and Diagnosis or 5 Treatment Development code groups.

Excludes crystal structural studies of normal proteins which should be coded as 1.1 Biological.


Official terminology

Full name of code

Short name Unique ID
1.3 Chemical and physical sciences 1.3 Physical