Database FAQs

We encourage collaboration across the GW4 members when bidding for capital funding and the submission of joint bids. For more information, please see the GW4 Joint Bid Policy.


The GW4 Alliance, as part of the national drive to increase visibility and utilisation of the UK’s research equipment have selected a range of equipment and facilities that are available to share.


GW4, by sharing their assets hope to increase the cost efficiency of running existing stock and future procurements while delivering excellent research with impact.


Each university has selected their most appropriate items that either have availability of use or a booking system in place.


Access to equipment is managed by the contact against the individual item. For more information, please see the GW4 Charging and Access Policy.


Costs for use will be depend on the individual item and should be discussed with the named contact. For more information, please see the GW4 Charging and Access Policy.


Yes. This database is powered by the national database equipment.data and therefore open to all.


Each entry is owned by the individual institution and any amendments should be requested through your normal research office contacts.