About ShaRE

ShaRE is a Faculty of Science initiative that brings together analytical centre equipment and expertise.

Diffractometer, Imaging Centre
Diffractometer, Imaging Centre

What is ShaRE?

ShaRE coordinates the hire and use of specialised equipment within the Faculty of Science.

ShaRE's equipment and technical expertise are grouped under six cores in iLab:

  • Auckland Cytometry
  • Auckland Genomics
  • Imaging Centre
  • Mass Spectrometry Centre
  • Microcharaterisation
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Centre.

Across these six cores, there are over 70 individual analytical instruments available for researchers and postgraduate students to hire.

External and commercial users are also able to access the equipment and services. For more information, contact Sunita Bajaj.

Browse the current ShaRE equipment list:

How can I hire equipment?

Before using ShaRE equipment we recommend that you read our Terms and conditions

To use the equipment in five of our cores (with the exception of the NMR Centre), you must register with iLab

If you are already registered you can log directly into iLab.

Internal users

Use the University of Auckland credentials to register. 

External users 

Use the iLab account credentials to register. 

How much does it cost?

Hiring costs vary across equipment and services. Please contact core staff listed at the bottom of each webpage for additional cost information.

How will I be charged for equipment use?

For internal users

In iLab, at the time of booking equipment or submitting a service request, you will be required to select a valid project code.

Booked equipment will be charged to that project code for the period of the booking irrespective of whether you used the equipment.

Equipment bookings can be cancelled online, and any queued clients will be notified of cancellations, so they may take up the vacated booking.  

For external users

External users must register in iLab using the iLab credentials and get a quote from our technical team for the job request. You must also provide us with a purchase order number. For more details, get in touch with Sunita Bajaj.

Contact ShaRE

  • Sunita Bajaj, for information and advice about ShaRE equipment and iLab.
  • Sajan Sheeja, for general enquiries about ShaRE. 
  • David Jenkinson, for management enquiries.