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Use our core research facilities

Our research facilities combine state-of-the-art equipment with highly trained staff who can work with you to enhance your research and innovation goals.

The Department of Research Infrastructure and Facilities is made up of a resource of critical research infrastructure and centralised core research facility services. We are a sustainable, connected and evolving ecosystem formed to facilitate delivery of research excellence and skills development, accessible to stakeholders at the University of Bath, other higher education institutions (HEIs) and industrial partners. ​

What we offer

  • High-value equipment run by experts that can help interpret the research question ​
  • Starting from the research questions, we apply our expertise to get answers ​
  • If we are unable to run the experiment ourselves, we will signpost you appropriately and honestly ​
  • We can help if you have a research question and don’t know where to start​
  • We can help if you already know exactly which service you require
A researcher wearing goggles, working in a lab

How we can help you

  • Our broad knowledge may identify complementary techniques to facilitate your research​
  • We will spend time investigating what you want to know​
  • If we can meet your requirements, we can then discuss contracts and schedules
  • Our experts will triage your enquiry appropriately
A team member looking at samples in a lab.

Benefits for Bath researchers

  • Fully TRAC costed services for cost recovery and income from external services ​
  • Online booking tools for instrumentation and training​
  • Support for career development of instrument specialists​
  • Equipment sharing for long-term sustainability ​
  • Responsible instrument specialists to troubleshoot and communicate ​
  • A structure to help you get funding for your research
A microplate holding samples

Benefits to external customers

  • Access to cutting edge equipment and expertise to accelerate and progress business goals​
  • Simple contract and terms and conditions ​
  • Competitive pricing models to suit size of business ​
  • Responsible instrument specialists to help troubleshoot, train, and analyse data ​
  • Queries triaged via a single email address contact​
  • Full data confidentiality and instrument only booking available
A scientist performing laboratory experiments in an isolated microbiology lab

Our goals

Our goals align with facilitating research and development, progressing commercial innovation, and ensuring the opportunities from strategic investments of funding bodies are fully realised.

Implement the University of Bath Research Strategy and enable strategic resource planning through oversight and coordination of critical research infrastructure.

Offer a service aligned with evolving research and teaching needs, improve operational and financial sustainability, increase cost recovery from funders and commercial sources.

Position the University of Bath as a regional and national leader in Research Infrastructure and be a trusted partner to research funders and industry.

Develop a Research Infrastructure strategy plan through extensive engagement with stakeholders across the University, other HEIs and commercial partners​.

Mass Spectrometry equipment
‘We started using the University of Bath for our accurate Mass Spec analysis in November 2017 and are extremely pleased with the level of expertise and the short turnaround time on our samples.’
Barbara Woods Senior Technical Officer, Maynooth University, Ireland

Contact us

If you would like to work with the Research Infrastructure and Facilities team or find out more about what we offer, please get in touch.