The EDAM initiative is a joint venture between Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC, the Centre of Procurement Expertise for Scotland’s Universities and Colleges) and SULSA, taking the lead on behalf of the other research groupings across Scotland.
Started in early 2012, this collaborative project aims to put in place a databse of all the equipment available in Scottish HEIs called: Equipment Database And Maintenance (EDAM).
The project has delivered the following outcomes:
- A database of all the equipment is Scottish HEIs that can be accessed by all
- A solution that would enable the rationalisation of laboratory equipment maintenance contracts and much improve our ability to identify collaborative contract opportunities for equipment maintenance
- A tool to provide where relevant, visibility of equipment that may be available for sharing that would allow increased and more sustainable utilisation of equipment and meet Wakeham review requirements in respect of research grant bids
Find out which equipment in available to you in Scotland's Universities on the EDAM database
Download the case study below to find out more about what the project can deliver for you.