Research infrastructure is often a key condition for carrying out high-quality research. For Umeå University to give researchers access to the best research infrastructure, the common principles for planning, prioritisation and funding have been put into place.
Research infrastructure is often a key condition for carrying out research of the highest quality at all of Umeå University's faculties and the Umeå School of Education. For Umeå University to give researchers access to the best research infrastructure, it is important that the University has common principles in place that clarify the University's planning, prioritisation and funding of research infrastructure.
You can read more about Umeå university's principles and guidelines for research infrastructure in the document RULES FOR RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURES AT UMEÅ UNIVERSITY that is available for download on this page. These principles help to strengthen and coordinate Umeå University's strategic work with research infrastructure at thlocal, national and international level.
Questions relating to research infrastructure are handled by the Council for Research Infrastructure at Umeå University (RIS) in accordance with the Council's instruction.
Definition of a research infrastructure at Umeå University:
A research infrastructure at Umeå University is defined as:
- a facility (equipment, installation, database, knowledge base, virtual resource or other resource) and the associated human competence necessary to carry out research of the highest quality;
- can be used by more than one research group at Umeå University or other higher education institutions/external partners;
- is available to all researchers at Umeå University on the same terms;
- can offer user support. training courses or education at different levels that are linked to the research infrastructure;
- has a responsible host department or faculty, and a clear management and organisational structure; and
- has a long-term plan for usage, development, evaluation and decommissioning.
Research infrastructures that meet the above criteria should be registered or updated in the Research Infrastructure portal, which is open annually between 1 January and 31 March. RIS decides in April each year which of the registered infrastructures meet the criteria. The decision is announced in May. These research infrastructures at Umeå University will be presented on dedicated web pages. The information that these presentations must contain is described in greater detail in the Rules for research infrastructures at Umeå University.