M5 Universities launch online equipment sharing database
The University of Birmingham is part of the M5 group of Midlands research-intensive universities which was established to boost research collaboration and improve sharing of equipment. The other M5 universities are Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham, Warwick and Aston.
The M5 group has just launched a new website which includes a searchable database detailing each piece of equipment that can be shared across all M5 universities. The new searchable online database includes details of the equipment that can be shared, its location and contact details for more information and to make bookings. A costing model has also been agreed. The web site url is www.m5universities.ac.uk