Monthly Archives: February 2017

What is driving increased equipment sharing?

Why should universities share equipment? Equipment sharing has been at the heart of the efficiency agenda ¬†since 2010. Put simply, creating and providing a searchable listing of your research facilities and equipment may enable greater collaboration and improve the efficiency and utilisation of existing equipment and facilities. National policies and drivers for equipment sharing Our … Read more

Sharing research equipment: how can we do it better?

Our aim was to inform the business case options for delivering an infrastructure that would support the sharing and use of high-value research equipment and facilities in the UK. We focused on three solutions: equipment.data, Kit Catalogue¬†and Brunswick framework agreements. What is equipment.data? Equipment.data is the national portal for research equipment and facilities, endorsed by … Read more