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Research Operations Office


Published on Tue, 21/04/2015 - 12:23

The Research Office would like to remind departments about the ‘Engineering Instrument Pool’ that is managed by the STFC Energy Research Unit on behalf of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

The Instrument Pool consists of portable research instruments available for short-term (1-3 months) loan to research grant and studentship holders. Preference is given to first grant holders and the service is free of charge to those supported through any EPSRC and BBSRC grant, however other members of the UK academic community are also able to apply to use the Pool.

When instruments are loaned, they are transported to the user and advice given regarding how to use the equipment. It is then the responsibility of user to apply the instrument to their own work and to operate it whilst on loan. Further details are available on the following websites and