Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is a UK Research Council and non-departmental public body. Being the largest UK public funder of non-medical bioscience, the organization funds scientific research institutes and university research departments in the UK.

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung – BMBF), is a cabinet-level ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany. The Ministry provides funding for research projects and institutions and sets general educational policy

The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek) is the national research council of the Netherlands. Promoting quality and innovation in science, the organization funds thousands of top researchers at universities/institutes inside the country.

SystemsX (SystemsX.ch) is the largest public research initiative in Switzerland. It focuses on a broad topical area of basic research with major specialization in systems biology.