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SESAM’s objectives

Robust and transparent decision-making processes for accessibility

There are different ways for external actors to access research infrastructures, but it is not always easy for the host organisation to assess, manage and prioritise between different types of requests. It is not always transparent to laboratory infrastructure users how and under what conditions a laboratory infrastructure can be used. The existing regulatory framework is unclear and not always interpreted uniformly. The project aims to develop models to facilitate and clarify the handling of this, including how different types of requests can be classified and what effects this has on contract form, cost, etc.

Ikon robusta och transparenta beslutsprocesser för tillgänglighet

There are several regulatory frameworks that a laboratory infrastructure needs to consider in order to develop its pricing, such as state aid and competition regulations and the Fees Ordinance. In addition, different models are applied depending on the nature of use. All in all, it can be difficult and complex to develop correct pricing. In this project, we intend to develop models and practices to help universities and institutes adapt their pricing to different situations and increase transparency for external users on how the price is set.

Ikon korrekt prissättning

Managing data and confidentiality issues in a secure and accurate way is important, both for the laboratory infrastructure host and users. There are regulations and conditions, such as the principle of public access to information and “professor’s privilege”, which can make this challenging, for example when drawing up contracts. The SESAM project will work on these issues and develop practices and recommendations.

Ikon tydlig hantering av sekretess

Occasionally people who are not employees of the laboratory infrastructure being rented need to be on site and use the equipment. In such cases, procedures are needed to manage the risks that may arise in relation to factors such as health and safety and insurance issues. The SESAM project will develop guidelines for this and share good examples of how these challenges have been overcome.

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  • Do you have questions or want to get in touch with us?

    Please contact Karin Önneby,
    Uppsala universitet

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