Using Shared Research Equipment

Are you looking for high-tech equipment but lack the resources? Do you need extra capacity? Are you looking for the latest state-of-the-art technology to answer your research questions? The concept of Shared Research Facilities makes it possible to make use of the advanced equipment of Wageningen University & Research. External parties also make their research equipment available via Shared Research facilities. This equipment can be found at the location of that organisation or within one of the WUR facilities.

Our equipment is accessible by everyone

Shared Research Facilities offers access to advanced equipment from Wageningen University & Research (WUR). These facilities are accessible to everyone: small and large organisations, but also knowledge institutions. Most of our equipment can be easily used by yourself or with help of our operator; some equipment can only be operated by our staff. The equipment can also be used in your research projects together with WUR.

Your benefits:

Using the equipment from Shared Research Facilities offers many advantages:

  • No high investment or fixed operating costs: pay only for your own use
  • Testing new technologies in an easy way
  • You get advice which equipment best suits your needs
  • Up-to-date knowledge and expertise available. The expertise is based on accumulated knowledge and the latest scientific developments within the domain of WUR.
  • Well-maintained state-of-the-art equipment
  • Quickly find the equipment you are looking for

    The SEARCH database provides a clear overview of all equipment, with the right contact person for each device. Based on your requirements, this expert will provide you with information on the possibilities and conditions of use. Our experts are available for advice and are able to help you find the best approach. Are you ready for use? Then we will plan the use together with you.

    Agreements about use

    You can often use the equipment for your research for short or longer periods of time. A major advantage is that you only pay for the time you use the equipment. The results of your research remain your property and confidentiality is of course guaranteed. All agreements are clearly laid down in a user agreement.

    Would you like to know more?

    If you have a question or would like to know more, please contact us. The Shared Research Facilities team will be happy to assist you.