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Research Equipment Initiative evaluation

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A specialist review panel has conducted an independent evaluation of the Research Equipment Initiative (REI).

Evaluation of BBSRC's Research Equipment Initiative (PDF 879KB)

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  • To assess the effectiveness of the REI in enabling high-quality research within our remit
  • To assess the effectiveness of the REI in promoting the sharing of equipment and partnerships between departments, institutions and external sponsors of research
  • To assess the quality of the outputs and outcomes of research which was facilitated by REI equipment
  • To examine the approaches used by institutions to operate, maintain and acquire mid-range equipment
  • To examine the effectiveness of responsive mode funding for providing mid-range equipment
  • To identify ways to build on successes and address identified gaps and issues.

Evaluation findings

The panel based their findings on:

  • Results of questionnaire surveys from a sample of former REI grant holders
  • Information from our databases.