Research infrastructure

Scientific development and breakthroughs in research are increasingly dependent on researchers' access to advanced research infrastructure.

This involves access to the right apparatus and equipment, which in many cases is crucial for researchers and research institutions being able to participate on a global level.

In popular terms, research infrastructure covers a wide range of equipment, databases, experimental facilities as well as other tools and facilities of a certain size, where many different groups of researchers and students can benefit from the equipment. Be it when teaming up on joint projects or in situations. where researchers take turns using the equipment.

At UCPH, advanced instruments, laboratories, databases and test facilities are available to researchers and companies.

Funding of research infrastructure

Each year, the Danish Finance Act allocates approx. DKK 70-80 million Kr. to the special pool for research infrastructure and the allocation of these funds is linked to the Danish Roadmap for Research Infrastructure

In addition to direct allocation of funds for research infrastructure in the Finance Act, it is possible to apply for grants in connection with project or centre applications to public councils and foundations.

If you need advice on funding research infrastructure, please contact SCIENCE Research and Innovation.


At SCIENCE, we have several areas that focus on development, operation and consultancy related to the storage, sharing, calculation and analysis of research data. All of this means that our researchers and partners are in the best possible position to work with data.

A solid e-infrastructure is an essential part of the research of the future, which is becoming increasingly digital. Our researchers work with huge amounts of data that must be stored, calculated, analysed and shared in a secure manner. For this reason, SCIENCE has invested a lot in offering our researchers a world-class research e-Infrastructure. 


Our ‘Artificial Intelligence Centre’ aims to expand the boundaries of AI research, educate the next generation of AI experts, develop and use AI technologies to increase economic growth and address societal challenges.

Data Science Lab

Data Science Lab offers courses and workshops in e.g. coding, machine learning and statistics. Our researchers and students also receive advice on their data analysis and are involved in both major and minor projects in collaboration with the laboratory.


Our High Performance Computing Centre makes facilities such as ERDA and SIF available for SCIENCE researchers to store, calculate and share research data in a secure manner. The centre also tailors the HPC setup to specific needs.

Cooperation with DeiC

The University of Copenhagen collaborates with the Danish e-Infrastructure Cooperation (DeiC), which coordinates the access of universities to national and international supercomputers. With access to a supercomputer, it is possible to carry out complex calculations of research data.

Among other things, researchers at the University of Copenhagen have access to the Danish Computerome 2.0 supercomputer. Research Support in UCPH IT advises on and provides access to Computerome 2.0.

Hear the experiences of a Computerome 2.0 user

Many SCIENCE researchers have already taken advantage of this opportunity. One of them is Tobias Tandrup, who is a research assistant at the Department of Chemistry.