UBC Okanagan’s Office of Research Services (ORS) has partnered with QReserve to help establish a database that will centralize research facility equipment and services as well as help increase the visibility of research programs and facilities.
QReserve connects institutional equipment databases across Canada and allows users to explore available equipment, services and facility research areas and to then contact laboratories for more information.
The benefits for faculty members include possible collaborations with on- and off-campus colleagues as well helping to establish fee-for-service relationships with external customers. And once populated, the database will be searchable through the ORS website.
Ways to participate
QReserve campus ambassadors will be contacting faculty members throughout the Winter 2015 term. They can also be contacted directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To participate, provide a brief description of your lab’s research interests and a list of equipment or services that you would like to include in the database.
Information collected includes the name of the resource, description, your facility name, location, contact person and a picture of your resource (if available). The QReserve campus ambassador will enter your items in the database and transfer administrative control to you allowing changes and modifications going forward.
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Create a user account online and add your lab and equipment through an easy to use online interface at: www.qreserve.com/signup?p=ubcok
Participation in this database does not obligate UBC to provide access to equipment or services. If your equipment is not available for outside use, it can be listed with a note that this item is not available for external use but you are interested in potential research collaborations.
To find out more about QReserve, visit: www.qreserve.com.