The University has procedures in place to ensure that adequate resources and facilities are available for research. This includes a requirement to carry out risk assessments on all research grant applications to external funding bodies prior to their submission.
The University requires that insurance policies are in place for all facilities and equipment as required, and that Standard Operating Procedures are in place where appropriate (e.g. for handling samples, reagents and other materials). Access restrictions and security measures are in place for a number of facilities across the Institution.
Maintenance of facilities and equipment is managed locally and some items may be covered by service contracts. It is the requirement of Schools and Institutes within Colleges to identify and report faults in hardware or software and any maintenance requirements to the appropriate support services.