17.5.3 Purchasing or upgrading an IT asset within research units
The catalog of standard hardware is provided on the Service Portal Website. These devices are tested and well supported in the OIST environment. If researchers wish to purchase any item on the catalog, they can contact IT Division via the process described in PRP 17.5.1 [link: 17.5.1] to request a quote.
If researchers wish to purchase any devices not on the catalog, they are strongly encouraged to contact IT Division first to ensure that the device will be compatible with OIST systems. IT Division also has a strong knowledge of local vendors and is better placed to negotiate.
In the case that IT assets are to be part of or attached to research equipment, guidelines regarding the specification of these assets are defined here: https://oist.service-now.com/sp?id=kb_article_view&sysparm_article=KB0012667