Facility Management Solution

Delivering science-as-a-service and easy access to research facilities







Enabling better access for better innovation

A powerful cloud-based booking tool, ARIN enables researchers and industry visibility and access to facilities across a wide spectrum of science disciplines via a single sign-in to Australia’s best research institutions.

ARIN benefits facilities by:

  • Improving instrument and services management
  • Delivering real-time reporting
  • Simplifying invoicing

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Features and benefits

ARIN for facility managers

Professional facility reporting

ARIN’s real-time and customisable reports feature delivers a professional and comprehensive suite of pre-formatted graphs and charts.

Customisable automated notification

Ensure rapid response to users with ARIN’s fully customisable email template system that sends automated messages triggered by user actions such as booking cancellations.

Access level control

Manage the levels of user access to facility resources based on defined and assigned rate and time limitations set profile per access levels

Detailed usage logger

Reports real-time and accurate facility usage time eg. no-shows or exceeding the time an instrument is booked for.

Simplified invoicing

Reduce administration tasks with ARIN’s invoicing system which delivers customised pricing and comprehensive facility billing reports.

ARIN for researchers & innovators

Access anywhere, anytime

ARIN’s intuitive web-based interface gives users access to book instruments/services, modify their booking, save preferred bookings as favourites, waitlist, order products and request sample processing.

Single point of facility visibility

Access an extensive network of facilities across all institutions through ARIN’s single sign-in.

Personalised dashboard

ARIN’s personalised dashboard provides users with their past, future, favourite and waitlisted bookings at a glance.


If a timeslot that a user is interested in is already reserved, they can add the booking to “Add to waitlist”. Once the instrument becomes available, ARIN will email the researcher.

Booking modification

Users can change bookings outside the cancellation deadline by clicking on the “Modify” button on the calendar pop-up.

Who’s using ARIN

Australia’s leading research institutions are already enjoying the advantages of ARIN. View the full list of facilities

Getting started

See how ARIN can help manage your facility by
booking a customised free demo today

What users say

“Testing on the back-end server was great and the VPTN team were always available to support us in rolling out ARIN.”

Adam Costin
Adam CostinResearch Assistant, Clive and Vera Ramaciotti Centre for Structural Cryo Electron Microscopy

“[ARIN‘s] real-time reporting is an important feature for us in particular for future funding of new instruments as well as justifying salaries and maintenance costs.”

Dr Georg Ramm
Dr Georg RammFacility Head, Clive and Vera Ramaciotti Centre for Structural Cryo Electron Microscopy

“The ARIN team have been a pleasure to work with and have gone above and beyond in the level of customer service and support they provide in helping us set up the system for our facility.”

Dr Ben Muir
Dr Ben MuirRAMP Centre Manager, CSIRO

“Using ARIN has made it so much easier for my company to access the infrastructure at facilities, such as Flowcore, that we require for our business.”

Dr Ben Kiefel
Dr Ben KiefelCo-founder and CEO Affinity BIO

“ARIN is a great investment utilised heavily by the RMIT Micro Nano Research Facility. Our facility contains a wide variety of multi-discipline equipment that are in high demand and the task of managing the booking and users requests is well organised by ARIN. The system serves as a global promotional tool for our equipment and services for all to see as well as cross communication and collaboration with other facilities and institutes. We are particularly impressed with the different reports the system can produce which has helped us immensely to plan strategically for expansion and fund applications. Thank you to the friendly and helpful ARIN team.”

Dr Zeyad Nasa
Dr Zeyad NasaLaboratory Manager, PC2 at MNRF, RMIT

Learn more about ARIN

For Facility Managers and Institutional Administrators, ARIN simplifies the scheduling, invoicing and reporting of their facility resources by reducing technical overheads, cost of audits and ongoing operational costs.

The majority of Australia’s most respected publicly-funded research institutions use ARIN. ARIN has over 2,000 registered users who access more than 900 instruments and have recorded over 100,000 bookings to-date.

Download the brochure for more about ARIN including a facility case study and general specifications.

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About ARIN

An initiative of the Victorian Platform Technologies Network, ARIN is a cloud-based software-as-a-service tool which simplifies the access to Australia’s leading edge publicly-funded research infrastructure and expertise.

The ARIN facility management solution helps each facility to efficiently manage their resources and improve their future planning using ARIN reporting system. Facilities can feature unlimited number of instruments, services and products and have complete control over pricing and access rules.

Researchers and industry users can set up a free ARIN account and a single sign-in to view facilities’ capabilities and platform technologies available to them with the ability to make a booking.

Please contact if you’d like to know more about ARIN.

Contact us

For all general enquiries, please contact the ARIN Manager, Mahyar Nasabi:
Phone: (03) 9902 9362

Supported by:

ARIN is funded by the Victorian Government and supported by the collaboration of BioMedical Research Victoria and Monash University via the Victorian Platform Technologies Network (VPTN).

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