The Research Infrastructure Catalogue is an online database for searching and identifying research infrastructures and facilities located at and operated by UArctic member institutions.

To add new research infrastructures and facilities, or to update or remove existing ones, please contact to request a link to your Research Infrastructure Catalogue form. You can see a sample form here.

You can search for infrastructures through the Research Infrastructure Catalogue search. A full list of submitted infrastructures is also available here.

Which infrastructures to list and what kind of information to include?

The facilities listed in the Research Infrastructure Catalogue can include, for example, research stations, monitoring sites, botanical gardens, research vessels, observatories, library collections, laboratories and online databases. For further information on the different types, see the infrastructure definitions.

The infrastructures and facilities must provide services to external users (ie. users outside of the institution). Those providing services only to institutional users should not be listed.

In addition to a basic description, each entry also contains information about the location, target disciplines, availability and possible cost of use. Research facilities operated in any language can be included in the Infrastructure Catalogue, but the information must still be in English.

We recommend you add the facilities, such as laboratories, research stations and observatories, of your research centres/institutes as separate entries. Another option is to give a short overview of the available facilities and services in the description of the research centre/institute. This is to ensure maximum visibility: as the Catalogue search is largely keyword/search word based, it is important that the description of the infrastructure matches the activities and services that are available to external users, as well as the keywords listed.