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Infrastructure group (BIG)

The Department of Biology infrastructure group (BIG) has the overall responsibility to coordinate and develop the department’s infrastructure. The group advises the head of department and Biology Department Board, and does not make binding decisions.

Here infrastructure means resources in the form of instruments and premises used for specific research purposes, often by several research groups,that require special resources such as staff and/or operating funds to be used in an efficient and reliable manner. This includes what is used by the first cycle courses and study programmes.

A thorough inventory was conducted in 2009, and some proposed measures can be found in the “Inquiry on infrastructure at the Department of Biology” (pdf; 49 kB) (in Swedish only). BIG’s remit does currently not include the biology library (which has its own steering committee), IT/computer/web helpdesk (the Computer Group) and the biological museums.

The applications that are annually submitted to the Faculty of Science’s infrastructure group are referred for consultation to BIG, which then delivers a comprehensive statement proposal from the department. On behalf of the faculty, BIG also keeps an inventory of heavy equipment.

Read the head of department’s entire remit for the infrastructure group (in Swedish, pdf; 51 kB).

Other members

The links above lead to our external website.

The infrastructure group at the Biology blog

Minnesanteckningar från BIGs möte 26/2 -18

8 March 2018
Infrastrukturgruppen hade möte den 26 februari. Då diskuterades bland annat ansökningar till fakulteten, verksamheternas aktiviteter och kli…

Dagordning BIG:s möte måndag 26/2-18

21 February 2018
Måndag 26 februari klockan 13.00 har Infrastrukturgruppen möte i Darwin i Ekologihuset. På dagordningen: meddelanden – planerade verksamhets…

Minnesanteckningar från BIGs möte 13/11 -17

17 November 2017
Infrastrukturgruppen hade möte den 13 november. Då diskuterades bland annat inventeringar, utfallet av ansökningar, infomöte om upphandling,…
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