Private · LIMS is a private, charitable institute: it covers its own costs
through research grants and donations. It is similar to a university
department, but with no teaching or administrative duties.
Freedom · The most successful research institutes tend to have the
fewest rules. LIMS makes few organisational demands, does not lay claim to IP, and lets scientists manage their own research funding.
Collegiality · LIMS is a community of scholars, run by the scholars
and for the scholars. It has no departments and supports collegiality in
ways like those found in the UK’s ancient colleges.
Beauty · Scientists seek new insights not just for their utility, but also to
enrich the world of ideas, which has its own beauty. is bind between truth and beauty forms LIMS’ motto, and sets its course.
Simplicity · Universities have various goals: theory & experiment;
science & arts; research & education. By focusing on theoretical scientific
research, LIMS shuns bureaucracy in favour of simplicity.
Effiecency · LIMS frees up scientists’ time by providing talented support
staff who help publish papers, win grants and travel. They are not
segregated from the scientists but work closely with them.