The University of Auckland Partners with iLab Solutions to Streamline Its Research Operations

The University of Auckland chooses iLab Solutions, the leader in providing Core Facility Management Software, to increase utilization and reduce administrative burden of shared resources.

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iLab presents a real opportunity for us to overlay a very flexible and sophisticated management and billing structure to many of our key items of equipment.

Auckland, NZ and Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 18, 2014

After an in-depth selection process, the Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland chose iLab Solutions core facility management system to streamline its research resources.

”iLab presents a real opportunity for us to overlay a very flexible and sophisticated management and billing structure to many of our key items of equipment which we fully anticipate will significantly improve instrument utilization while reducing administrative burden,” said Dr Peter Cattin, Operations Manager, Auckland Science Analytical Services. “We’re really looking forward to rolling this software out over the next 10 months.”

“We are thrilled that the University of Auckland, one of the top ranked institutions in the world, has selected iLab to meet its research facilities business needs,” stated Heather Lorenz, iLab Solutions Vice President, Business Development. “With iLab, Auckland’s researchers will be able to work together more efficiently while institution administration will have clearer transparency into operations.”

iLab is the global leader in offering web-based management services to research institutions. More than 100 leading universities, hospitals, independent institutes, and government labs in 8 countries rely on iLab, including 30 of the top 50 NIH funded research institutions in the United States.

iLab’s core facility management platform will initially be implemented into six facilities at the University of Auckland: Genomics, Imaging, X-ray, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Mass Spectrometry, and Bioinformatics. Each facility will benefit from streamlined operations, including integration with the University’s identity management and financial (PeopleSoft) systems.

For more information on iLab Solutions core facility management software, visit http://www.ilabsolutions.com.

About the University of Auckland: The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s world-ranked university. We are the only New Zealand University ranked among the world’s top 200 universities by the Times Higher Education World Rankings of Universities. We rank in the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings, and are the highest ranked New Zealand University in the Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s pre-eminent research-led institution. According to the Government’s 2013 Performance-Based Review Fund (PBRF) report we have 35% of the A-rated staff in the country and receive 33% of the funding allocation for Research Degree Completions and 36% for the allocations for External Research Income, reflecting our leading national performance in these areas. This means we can offer students unparalleled opportunities to be taught and supervised by many of the very best academics in the country.

About iLab: iLab Solutions is the global leader in providing web-based core facility management services to academic research institutions. The functionality includes request management, equipment reservation and usage tracking, project tracking, billing and invoicing, and reporting. iLab has extensive experience providing enterprise-level solutions at major research institutions, including integrations with institutional financial systems (e.g., SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Lawson, Banner, IFAS, etc.) and identity management systems (e.g., Active Directory, LDAP, Shibboleth, etc.) iLab’s dedicated implementation team and full customer support result in high adoption rates. More than 100 institutions in North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region rely on iLab, including universities, hospitals, independent institutes, and government labs.