What does NFEC do for overall operational management?
Equipment should be managed after construction. Systematic operational management should be made meticulously and confirmed at the institutional level. In reality, however, a lot of equipment remained unidentified, unused equipment remained unattended, or equipment in perfect condition was left deserted in the warehouse.
NFEC operates NTIS13 which monitors and manages all changes during the life cycle of equipment. In addition, it prepared the standard guidelines14 on the management of national research facilities and equipment, held regional workshops, and offers comprehensive management training15 programs periodically for early compliance with the standard guidelines. Nationwide inspection16 is also conducted to take stock of the implementation of the standard guidelines and related difficulties. Separate nationwide inspection is conducted for large-scale research facilities. NFEC also promotes continual equipment co-utilization by implementing the equipment transfer support program17. Reports on the nationwide inspection and other subjects can be easily downloaded from FEEL18.