Purchase of instruments and equipment
Acquisition of instruments and equipment is often subject to tender obligations. Purchasing via University contracts are in some cases the solution, but there are often cases where it is not possible to use these contracts.
Since the appeal conditions in the Control Directive may result in both termination of agreements and fines to the University, it is important that acquisitions be made in accordance with the Directives. Researchers and users must therefore seek guidance and assistance in these situations.
If the purchase is to be carried out using funds from The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation / FNU, you must contact User Service, which together with the user will implement the correct process. Advice and help from User Service is free in connection with these funds, as the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation annually pays User Service a flat fee for their advice and help.
In all other cases, contact Purchasing Section.
Repairs to equipment
For equipment repair there are two possibilities: either the equipment is to be repaired by the company, or it is possible that technicians at the Department of Basic Sciences and Environment are able to repair the equipment. The Department has signed an agreement with the Department of Basic Sciences and Environment, which has several technical employees, and thus the expertise to repair a large part of our equipment, just as they can develop and produce special parts etc. The arrangement is that technicians are booked through contact persons. Wages and material costs are payable. Who has to pay (ie. Section vs. Department) is determined by the Department's regular guidelines for covering repair expenses.
Biochemistry / Molecular Plant Biology: Jesper Harholt
Transport Biology: Anette Lund
Centrifuges: Anja Thoe Fuglsang
Climate chambers and light tubes: Steen Malmmose
Minus 80 degrees freezers: Poul Erik Jensen
Autoclaves: Helle Kildal Mogensen
Laminar flow benches: Kirsten Jørgensen
LIFE's Bioimaging Center
The Department hosts a part of LIFE's Bioimaging Center
Center for Applied Bioinformatics
The Department is part of a cooperation around the Center for Applied Bioinformatics at LIFE.
LIFE's climate chambers
As a staff member you have also access to the chambers, which the Department shares with the Department of Agricultural Science and Environment. Read more on the chambers' website.