Facilities Database

Facilties Database

The Scottish Microscopy Society, in association with SULSA, will be hosting a Scottish Microscopy Facilities Database bringing together information on all open-access microscopy facilities to enable researchers to better access them.

Our main objectives are:

  • to connect researchers and facilities across Scottish Universities

  • increase the use of facilities and drive research excellence

  • enhance our collaborative capacity in Scotland

To support this new resource and our microscopy facilities, SULSA is providing funds towards a unique call. This funding call will enable facility managers to enhance the capabilities of their systems and enable cutting-edge microscopy research. 

Facilities that are included in the database are eligible to apply to the first round of funding of up to £20,000, this call will run in January 2021. Subsequent calls will run depending on demand. More information will be released shortly. To get alerts on this initiative, please sign up to our mailing list.  

The Scottish Microscopy Facilities Database will provide users with information on:

  • The imaging techniques and expertise available at each facility in Scotland

  • What other resources each facility offers, e.g. Tissue culture, image analysis, remote imaging etc

  • Provide contact information of the Facility Manager

  • Help users choose which microscopy technique to use to answer their specific question  

Our main objectives are:

  • to connect researchers and facilities across Scottish Universities

  • increase the use of facilities and drive research excellence

  • enhance our collaborative capacity in Scotland

The Scottish Microscopy Facilities Database will provide information on your facilities capabilities, from sample preparation to data analysis to an international user base. To be involved, please provide us information via the form (available 10th August – check back here for further details).

The second phase of the database will be to create an interactive flow diagram on our webpage to help researchers understand which technique is right for their scientific questions and where in Scotland they can access the expertise to carry these out.   

The deadline for information is September 30th 2020.

Any questions, please contact us directly, and to keep in touch on all things SMS please join our mailing list

This call is aimed at facilities which are open to any researcher (open to access, not free of charge). We are also interested in our Home Build community in Scotland and would like to hear from you so that we can look at ways to better support you. Please fill in this short request for contact information to get involved.