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)

Goal 1

Establishing recommendations for facility users and rules of procedure

Goal 2

Best practice models for accounting and price calculations (and administration software)

Goal 3

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

Team Speakers

Team Members

Julia Nagy
Julia NagySpeaker
Silke Tulok
Silke TulokCo-Speaker

Juliane Hoth

Astrid Schauss

Anna Schildt
(invited expert)

Jana Hedrich

Elmar Endl

Nina Schulze

Get involved

                                                                                      Contact us        Regular Meetings

Get in touch via: Wg2-GerBI[at]uni-koeln.de
New members are always welcome.

planned on quarterly basis after doodle poll.