Discover and share good practice for smarter working universities

Adrian Cox

Adrian Cox

With: University of Southampton

Role: Project Manager

Adrian joined the University Southampton in 2011 initially leading the development of the University’s research equipment database and the collaborative project, UNIQUIP, defining sector standards for research equipment databases. Building on the success of UNIQUIP Adrian led the development of the RCUK (EPSRC) national equipment portal,, using linked open data standards to deliver a national data aggregation and search capability, now hosted by Jisc.

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Measuring equipment utilisation – could impact be the answer?

While there is much interest in promoting the sharing of equipment and measuring its usage, this raises the spectre of yet more data collection. But what if we made more use of universities’ investments in impact reporting – would that help? asks Adrian Cox.
Taken from an poster

Efficient sharing of university data is closer than you think

Open data is enabling higher education institutions to discover and make the most of opportunities to collaborate, share equipment and expertise. Adrian Cox, project manager at, writes about how how this kind of collaboration is helping to achieve efficiencies.