Case Study: Mark Pfuhl, King’s College London

Our fifth case study turns to highly specialised equipment sharing, focusing on research carried out by Dr Mark Pfuhl at King’s College London (KCL). Dr Pfuhl is a Reader in Cardiovascular Structural Biology. His research includes investigating the structure of proteins involved in muscle signalling and regulation in the heart. This is important for the … Read more

Case study: Anneke Lubben, University of Bath

Our next case study takes the point of view of a facility manager from University of Bath, Dr Anneke Luben, on equipment sharing. Dr Lubben is a Mass Spectrometrist and Head of the Material and Chemical Characterisation Facility (MC2) at the University of Bath. This was formed from a merger between the Chemical Characterisation and … Read more

Case Study: Dr Blair Johnston, Strathclyde University

In the latest of our case study posts, we focus on Dr Blair Johnston, a Reader at the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences. Blair’s research interests include drug discovery, molecular structure simulation, machine learning and prediction, data analysis, and web-enabled science. His research group works closely with experimental scientists to use collaborative research … Read more

Case Study: Sarah Aldridge, Swansea University

In the second of our case studies about equipment sharing we focus on an interdisciplinary project based at Swansea University. The context Sarah Aldridge is PhD student in the College of Engineering at Swansea University. Her research combines the fields of engineering, sports science, osteology and genetics. Working with the remains from Henry VIII’s warship … Read more

Case Study: Marian Case, Newcastle University

The research context Marian Case is a research associate with the Northern Institute for Cancer Research (NICR) based at Newcastle University. Her work is aimed at improving the treatment of children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia so that some children could receive fewer drugs, thereby decreasing the toxicity of chemotherapeutic drugs they are given, but still … Read more

An institutional perspective on equipment sharing

We’re delighted to be publishing a guest blog from Chris Wilkinson, Equipment Sharing project manager at Cambridge University. Read on for a recent review of equipment sharing from an institutional perspective. I returned to the role of Equipment Sharing Project Manager at Cambridge in January this year. One thing I was keen to learn, was … Read more

Where can I find equipment policy advice?

To help you locate the advice you need, we’ve recently pulled together equipment sharing policies from the research and funding councils across the UK. The 2010 Wakeham review recommended that research councils should encourage more intensive use of existing and future investments in research equipment. Since then funders have put in place a number of … Read more

The benefits of an efficient asset data workflow

In today’s blog post, Adrian Cox, the top champion of equipment.data, is looking at the University of Southampton workflow for capturing and sharing research kit information. He also has a range of suggestions on what you need to consider and how to improve your workflow and increase the quality of equipment data. Driving data improvement … Read more