SPOC for research infrastructure
Karolinska Institutet is developing a single point of contact (SPOC) service for questions related to research infrastructure. If you are a researcher within KI or Region Stockholm, you are welcome to contact us to learn more about available core facilities, tools and analytical methods or if you have questions about regulations and permits related to the use of research infrastructures.
The SPOC is open during office hours and can be reached on email@example.com. It is also possible to schedule a personal meeting if needed.
Who can ask questions through the SPOC?
The SPOC is primarily aimed at researchers in the capacity of core facility users, both basic researchers and clinical researchers, within KI and Region Stockholm. However, managers of our core facilities may also contact the SPOC for advice.
What type of questions can the SPOC answer?
No question is 'to naive' to be asked and no question to complicated – we try to find answers to them all. It could, for example, be a question about what type of analytical method that is best suited to answer a particular research question and which facilities within the academy that offer this equipment or service. It could also be advice about external companies offering a certain service or how to handle and whom to contact about regulations and permits in different areas. Instead of you as a single researcher spending your time emailing people in the organisation, we will find the answers for you.
A service under development
The SPOC for research infrastructure is part of Karolinska Institutet's strategy for research infrastructure, in which the need for easier contact routes and guidance for users is identified. The SPOC service function was tested in a pilot project in the autumn of 2021 and is still under development. An important goal is to create a contact page in the iLab booking system.
The people behind the SPOC
The SPOC for research infrastructure is managed by the Faculty Office within the University Administration on behalf of the Infrastructure Council. The personnel handeling the function are: