The establishment of core facilities and technology platforms at research institutes offers scientists access to sophisticated technologies and equipment. With appropriate management concepts, the shared use of resources and effective utilization leads to an overall improved research infrastructure. However, new challenges need to be faced in order to manage such facilities on the long run. Our group is working on legal frameworks and financing strategies to show how technology platforms can be operated sustainably in Germany.
Achievements and goals
Regular meetings (in Ulm) to exchange ideas and information between facility managers, institute administrations and funding agencies (DFG)
Establishing recommendations for facility users and rules of procedure
Best practice models for accounting and price calculations (and administration software)
Idea catalogue how core facilities should be integrated within the University structure, how equipment can be kept state-of-the-art and how core facilities could be evaluated
Who we are
Contact us Regular Meetings
Get in touch via Astrid’s e-mail address.
New members are always welcome.
planned on quarterly basis after doodle poll.