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Funded Research and commercial clients

The buying out of technician time to support externally funded research, exploratory research and services for commercial clients.

Services included for a charge

  • Inducting, using Local Rules, of researchers/commercial clients into areas used for research
  • Training of researchers/commercial clients against SOPs for safety critical equipment
  • Training of researchers/commercial clients against safety critical procedures
  • Core equipment training of researchers/commercial clients
  • Training of researchers/commercial clients on general procedures, preparation methods and more specialist techniques and equipment
  • Researching and ordering specialist materials and equipment for researchers/commercial clients
  • Expansion of research stock materials and research collections for researchers/commercial clients
  • Provision of service i.e. generation of experimental data and/or products
  • Designing, maintaining and constructing specialist research materials and equipment for researchers
  • Method development and optimisation of processes
  • Conducting experiments
  • Generating experimental data and/or products
  • Analysis of samples
  • Interpretation of results
  • Involvement in manuscript/report creation
  • Upkeep of research licence documentation

What we need from our service users

  • For externally funded research, greement of resource prior to grant application/ drawing up of contract
  • For exploratory research, approval of project by HoS
  • Pooled technician time awarded/ external funds made available/transfer of funds from School
Contact us

+44 (0) 118 378 7069