UNITA programme for the sharing of research infrastructures
What is the programme?
The programme is an action taken by the UNITA Universities to share research infrastructures (services/labs/equipments) between our Universities. An agreement has been reached within the RE-UNITA project whereby researchers from any UNITA university will be able to use certain research services of other universities. RE-UNITA will use a given budget to support the program.
Who can apply to the programme?
Any researcher from the 6 UNITA Universities can use the database and apply for the use of research services, equipments or labs in other University different from his/her own.
How do I use the programme?
The interested researcher will use the information provided in the database to contact a laboratory/service in other University and ask for information and/or a quotation. If the researcher wants to use a service, make measurements or use the equipment, she/he will have to place an order. After finishing the sharing procedure, the laboratory/service will send an invoice to the researcher. In the invoice, the price charged by the laboratory/service to the researcher will be the same than the price that would be charged to a researcher of the same University.
How do I pay the invoice?
Each University has a budget to help their own researchers use the programme. It is recommended that a researcher do not use more than 500€ of the budget on each measurement, but each University can pay more of this amount under the request of the researcher if there is budget remaining. Please, contact your RE-UNITA contact point.
So, is co-financing of the cost of the shared infrastructure programme mandatory?
No, but it is considered a good practice to make a good use of the programme and to increase the number of possible researchers using the programme. A 50% co-finance of every invoice is recommended.
Should I have to do something more?
Yes, in order to control the budget and to keep control of the project indicators it is mandatory that you inform your RE-UNITA contact point that you are going to use the programme and also fill in a very short report on the measurements/sharing. The template for a report can be found here.
Are travel costs covered by the programme?
No, travel costs, if needed, should be paid from the researcher.
Can a PhD student use the program?
Yes, in fact at least 30% of the available budget in each University is reserved for UNITA PhD students, specially cotutelle PhD students
A collaborator entity of a UNITA University can use the database and apply?
Yes, but they will be charged as an external entity and will not be eligible for co-financing.
Where can I receive more information about the programme?
Please, contact with your University’s RE-UNITA contact point.
UNIZAR: Inés Dominguez, firstname.lastname@example.org
UBI: Natália Alves, email@example.com
UNITO: Giuseppe Bianco, firstname.lastname@example.org
USMB: Clotilde Menici, email@example.com
UPPA: Hervé Garraud, firstname.lastname@example.org
UVT: Daniel Luches, email@example.com