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Research infrastructure

Facilities, installations, databases, knowledge-based resources and other research infrastructures are necessary in order to conduct top-level research.

For Umeå University to maintain the best research infrastructure, a legal framework including a set of principles for planning, funding and prioritising the infrastructures has been set up at the University.

These principles have contributed to strengthening and coordinating Umeå University's strategic planning of central and national research infrastructures. The legal framework is also important for the Swedish Research Council's needs assessment of research infrastructures from a national perspective.

Definition of a Umeå University research infrastructure

A research infrastructure at Umeå University:

  • is a facility (equipment, installation, database, virtual or other knowledge-based resources), with the accompanying staff competence, that is necessary to conduct top-level research
  • can be funded by institution-wide means
  • can be a part of a national or international research infrastructure
  • can be centralised or distributed.

Information on our research infrastructures

To promote the development and use of our research infrastructures, Umeå University will be publishing more information about them on this web page from autumn 2018.

The information will for instance state if the infrastructure is open for researchers from other universities. Please bear with us.

Research infrastructures

Biochemical Imaging Centre Umeå (BICU)
BICU is an interdisciplinary facility that provides state-of-the-art imaging technology together with affinity measurements. The facility allows...
Biogeochemical Analytical Facility (BAF)
The instrument facility for biogeochemical analyses at KBC and EMG
Biopolymer Analytical Platform (BAP)
BAP supports research on cell walls of terrestrial and aquatic plants, and biopolymer materials
Computional Life Science Cluster (CLiC)
CLiC is the bioinformatics Core Facility at Umeå University, Sweden
Research subject: Chemical sciences
Humlab - research infrastructure for Digital Humanities
Humlab is an infrastructure within the digital humanities that develops and coordinates skills and technology.
Research subject: Digital humanities
NanoLab is a classified Class 100 cleanroom located at the department of Physics
This infrastructure is based on a number of spectrometers (360-850 MHz) and provides support for analysis of a wide variety of biological samples...
Research subject: Chemical sciences
Proteomics Core Facility
Expertise in mass spectrometry-based protein analysis and proteomics at Umeå University in collaboration with the Mass Spectrometry-based Proteomic...
Strategic Environmental Archaeology Database
SEAD is an interdisciplinary national research data infrastructure for environmental archaeology data.
Research subject: Archaeology
Swedish Metabolomics Centre Umeå
The Swedish Metabolomics Centre in Umeå, Sweden, is a national infrastructure for metabolomics.
The Environmental Archaeology Lab
A national resource focused at concultancy, research and development within environmental archaeology.
Research subject: Archaeology
The Mesocosm Facility
The Mesocosm Facility is one of Europe's most modern and advanced.