Notes and Information
The Committee on Scientific Instrumentation and Information Technology (WGI) and its predecessor bodies (the Committee on Scientific Instrumentation and the Commission on IT Infrastructure) have issued notes and recommendations that may be relevant when submitting a proposal. These relate partly to specific types of instrumentation and partly to instrumentation categories. The notes on specific types of instrumentation are preceded by general information. The notes should be referred to when submitting and reviewing relevant DFG proposals.
The reform of the federal system in 2006 and the ensuing end of the University Construction Act saw the rearrangement of major instrumentation programmes for universities. They were devised as a result of Articles 91b and 143c of the Basic Law, which cover the joint responsibilities of federal and state governments and financial compensation. This report provides information about the development of the major instrumentation programmes up until 2017.
The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) is a joint discussion forum of European member countries, which is supported by the European Commission. Since 2006, ESFRI has been publishing the ESFRI roadmaps, which describe developments relating to research infrastructure at European level.
The DFG participates in the ESFRI discussions and also maintains contact with other European and international funding and research organisations, for example within the framework of Science Europe and the Global Science Forum of the OECD.
- Externer Linkhttps://www.scienceeurope.org
- Externer Linkhttps://www.oecd.org/sti/inno/global-science-forum.htm
In 2010/2011, a series of recommendations were drawn up in cooperation with European partners.
For the life sciences, the recommendations particularly emphasise promoting the shared use of research infrastructure and adapting funding programmes to the needs of researchers and core facilities.
- Link auf PDF-DateiRecommendations Part I "Efficient operation and Access"
- Link auf PDF-DateiRecommendations Part II "Funding Schemes"
- Link auf PDF-DateiRecommendations Part III “Development of Research Infrastructures in Europe”
The "Basic Requirements" define general quality standards and requirements applicable to research infrastructures and users.
Notes on Specific Instrumentation Categories
These notes provide additional information on submitting proposals for the acquisition of data management and monitoring systems in medicine as well as associated networked equipment and systems.
The notes on networking serve to structure the establishment and expansion of networks and accompanying services in a way appropriate to universities and university hospitals.
The notes on nuclear medicine describe both the modern equipment of a university nuclear medicine and radiopharmacy centre and typical applications in preclinical and clinical research and clinical care.
The Commission on IT Infrastructure provides a revised version of perspectives and criteria of networking issues at universities. This new version should be considered when concepts for IT networks are developed.
As a basic requirement for proposals for mass spectrometers, evidence must be provided of a professional operating and usage concept. These notes describe the basic conditions under which mass spectrometers should be operated in the biosciences at universities.
Recommendations on Patient Data Documentation and Patient Monitoring Systems for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care (PDMS and Monitoring)
In the area of network integration there is growing demand for solutions that integrate additional clinical applications in a multiservice data network through an existing IT network in the hospital. This results in the linking of administrative, documentation, monitoring and therapy functions, for which clear usage and rights management arrangements must be agreed.
The items below are intended to assist university hospitals with the preparation of proposals in terms of content and organisation before applying for federal state funding for the implementation of patient data management and patient monitoring systems.
Given the central importance of radiology in both medical care and research at university hospitals, the notes contain recommendations on imaging systems for radiological diagnostics and intervention, with reference to appropriate capacity and investment planning.
Here you will find notes and recommendations on submitting proposals for picture archiving and communication systems in medicine (PACS) and the table mentioned in the recommendations:
At the suggestion of the DFG Committee on Scientific Instrumentation, a roundtable discussion was held in Münster on 23 September on the centralisation and usage costs of NMR spectrometers in NMR service departments. The results of the expert discussion were debated by the committee and on this basis, notes and recommendations were drawn up on the usage and operation of NMR spectrometers.
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