As part of Uniquip we are exploring the feasibility of data aggregation from different databases to create a searchable portal hosted on an independent website allowing browsing from across academia.

Data contributing to this portal will ideally be pulled from participating universities databases or websites, allowing verification of what is provided. The aggregated data will enable browsers to search for equipment items with results presented from across multiple institutions in single ordered display.

The portal will be launched on the website, a landmark site for academia providing a single point of contact for linked open data development.

The site is live, with a larger and improved version currently being built.

The data aggregation portal itself will be hosted as a sub-domain on Following proof of concept through Uniquip, the portal allows the academic community to search across participating institutions data for items of research equipment or to contribute their own data. is due for launch imminently.