In Germany, German Research Foundation (DFG) takes the ownership if the research equipment exceeds the value of € 10,000 (KRW 13,000,000). The purchased research equipment are used by principal research institutions over the period of their study in the form of rent from DFG.
They also operate Department of Infrastructure and Department of Scientific Equipment in order to support research equipment procurements and provide advisory services on equipment purchases, specifications, operation and many other technical issues.
Deliberation process of introducing research facilities·equipment in Germany can be confirmed through this report and guideline for compiling a proposal is explained in detail. In addition, maintenance support and sharing of research facilities·equipment are reviewed in the report.