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Database aims to help researchers share high-priced equipment

May 8, 2017
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Science Atlantic

In March, Science Atlantic launched the Atlantic Facilities and Research Equipment Database (AFRED), an open access, online, searchable database designed to increase the use of specialized research infrastructure in Atlantic Canada by connecting potential users with the facilities that host the equipment. The database showcases 400 pieces of equipment from over 80 research facilities and is growing daily. The purpose of this tool is to promote increased interaction between industry, SMEs, researchers, and others involved in R&D in the region, and to provide a starting point for the development of collaborations regionally, nationally, and internationally.