09 - 10 April, 2019 | Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney, Australia

Interactive Workshops: Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Workshop A

7:30 am - 9:00 am STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE THE COORDINATION OF EQUIPMENT PURCHASES, EFFECTIVE & REASONABLE ACCESS ALLOCATIONS, AND EFFICIENT USE OF INSTRUMENT TIME

Jussi Helppi - Head of Biomedical Services (BMS), Max Planck Institute
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG), Dresden, Germany has been able to provide cutting edge technology through effective models used to manage the budget, operations and maintenance of scientific equipment. The Services and Facilities at MPI-CBG allow research scientists shared access to sophisticated and expensive technologies that would be hard or impossible for the institute to provide to each research group independently. They “free-up” research groups from the burden of time consuming established technologies, as well as continuously explore new and emerging technologies and new instrumentation. Purchase of equipment is centrally coordinated to allow efficient use of Institute’s resources. The centralised operation and maintenance of instruments is essential to enable equal and fair access to all research groups, allowing each instrument to be used to its’ full potential.
In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to control your budget allocation on equipment purchases
  • How to centrally manage the purchase and maintenance of the equipment
  • How to improve equitable use of research equipment across multiple research groups with centralised solutions
  • How to develop a program to maximise the use of equipment time

Facilitator:
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Jussi Helppi

Head of Biomedical Services (BMS)
Max Planck Institute