Published: 2022-03-24 11:31 | Updated: 2022-03-24 11:35

New projects will bring more users of core facilities

Decorative illustration of a maze in the shape of an arrow.
The Infrastructure Council wants to make it easier for users to find core facilities at KI. Photo: Getty Images

During the spring of 2022 the Infrastructure Council rolled out two projects with the aim of increasing the number of users of KI's core facilities. One of the projects focuses on making research infrastructure available to business and industry, while the other focuses on improving web pages and searchability on the Internet.

Karin Dahlman-Wright. Photo: Gustav Mårtensson

The projects are part of the realisation of the KI research infrastructure strategy 2021 – 2024 (dnr 1–305/2021). It is anticipated that better adaptation to target groups and more coherent digital presentation will contribute to increased use of the individual core facilities and in the long term also to an improvement in the image of KI as a medical university with strong resources. The projects are coordinated by the Faculty Office at KI's University Administration.

"We have fantastic core facilities at KI and we are investing large amounts in their operations and development. But many facilities have further potential and the surveys we carried out in the autumn of 2021 show that it can be difficult to find information about what services are offered," says Professor Karin Dahlman-Wright, who led the work on the strategy for research infrastructure and who is now part of both project groups.

Accessibility of core facilities for business and industry

More and more companies are renting premises in KI campus areas, which means that a new category of user has begun to show interest in the services which the core facilities offer. The project to make the services accessible for business and industry is in the start-up phase and is expected to continue until the first quarter of 2023. Guidelines and procedures are being created in collaboration with the External Engagement Office, the Legal Office and others.

Project goals:

  • Guidelines for intellectual property linked to the use of KI's research infrastructure.
  • Guidelines for business and industry's use of KI's research infrastructure vis-a-vis the needs of the university.
  • Processes for making KI's research infrastructure accessible.
  • Solution for combined exposure of KI's research infrastructure vis-à-vis business and industry.

Digital profiling of core facilities

The project includes creating templates for webpages and support for the core facilities in using them. This work is being carried out in collaboration with the Communications and Public Relations Office and is anticipated to continue until October-November 2022.

Project goals:

  • Information about core facilities on ki.se and the facility booking system iLab should be up-to-date and easy for the users to understand.
  • The digital presentation should be perceived as clear, coherent and professional.
  • The presentation of the core facilities should contribute to strengthening the KI brand and the image of KI as a leading medical university.

Contact

SPOC for research infrastructure

Email: spocinfrastructure@ki.se