The N8 Asset Collaboration project identified the need for a web-based asset register to enable researchers across the N8 and beyond to search for equipment within an institution or by a particular sector.

The result of this was the creation of the N8 Equipment Database which will enable greater clustering of equipment across institutions and create opportunities for more effective usage of research capability and resource across the N8 universities and the private sector. This also includes the shared N8 High Performance Computing facility.

The N8 Asset Database provides details on most pieces of research equipment across the N8 universities with a value of at least £10,000 – £25,000. There are more than 10,000 items in the inventory system but a selection of some of the cutting edge pieces of equipment are shown here.