About the database

The database was developed as part of the Research Equipment Use and Sharing Project whose primary aim was to:

  1. encourage collaboration and shared use of research facilities and equipment within Oxford, and
  2. to help researchers when considering developing grant applications (including where the Research Councils require an assessment of existing assets).

The database holds information on equipment over £25k and documents the department and location, whether a piece of equipment is shareable or not, the technical specification (including modifications and limitations), availability, access, restrictions and a website link where available. In addition each piece of equipment has been classified under a category and sub-category listing.

More information about Research Facilities and Equipment can be found on the Research Support Website.