Shared Research Platforms

Shared research platforms are facilities funded jointly by VPRI and Faculties and departments for the purpose of offering specialized research services to the UBC and external research community.

Platforms are characterized by their shared funding model which includes various entities at UBC including VPRI, grants and user fees and a shared governance model consisting of a Steering Committee made of researchers who are engaged users and administrators who have a keen interest in the sustainability of the facility and work by consensus. Shared platforms are operated by a team of highly qualified personnel led by a head of operations who works in cooperation with a Scientific Advisor.

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