ARIN allows easier access to R and D equipment

Industry and institutional researchers now have unprecedented access to Victoria’s research infrastructure.

First published: 20/08/2014

Updated at: 20/08/2014 at 4:34 pm

Industry, academic and institutional researchers now have unprecedented access to Victoria’s research infrastructure, using Australian Research Infrastructure Network (ARIN) software.

ARIN is an initiative of the VPTN and is a world-first in facilitating user access to an extraordinary selection of publicly funded scientific instruments and capabilities across Victoria.

Ben Kiefel, CEO of affinity BIO said, “Using ARIN has made it so much easier for my company to access the infrastructure at facilities, such as FlowCore, that we require for our business.”

The ARIN software enables researchers from industry and academic institutions to view and book state of the art platform technologies in Victoria’s institutions. It also helps core facilities to manage and report on usage.

Co-managed by Biomedical Research Victoria and Monash University the ARIN project aims to increase productivity and efficiency in basic research, drug discovery, device development and fabrication in Victoria. Funded by the Victorian State Government through the Department of State Development and Business Innovation, the ARIN has been endorsed to move from pilot stage to full deployment.

Participating organisations to date include Monash University, The University of Melbourne, The Florey Institute for Neuroscience and Mental Health, RMIT University, Monash Health Translation Precinct and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute with more expressions of interest from many other institutions.

An additional 37 facilities are slated to come on board in the next 18 months.

For more information about accessing instruments and capabilities online or to browse ARIN’s facilities, instruments and services visit cfms.arin.org.au/ cfms  or to find out more about the ARIN project visit ARIN.org.au.

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