Pooling of Users
This section is important for custodian and users both to plan the tests, if feasible, in such a ways that the user’s samples/specimens of the same nature may be done at a time. It will save time on equipment and the charges may be distributed among the clubbed users. There is a provision to generate separate invoices to all the clubbed users with distributed charges.
The I-STEM Web Portal: a National Portal that is the gateway for researchers to locate the specific facility(ies) they need for their R&D work and identify the one that is either located closest to them or available the soonest.
To protect the IP involved in building the I-STEM Portal, a provisional patent application entitled, "A method and process for efficient use of geographically dispersed resources", has been filed with the Indian Patent Office.
The statement from the distiguished scientists on setting up of the national portal I-STEM