- A "lab" (single PI workgroup) can only reserve a particular
instrument for a one-half-day slot,
maximum, per day, except as noted in "Exceptions". Half-day slots
are defined as before and after
1pm; the morning period can start at any time and the afternoon period
ends at 6pm. Contact the staff for exemption to these rules
necessitated by your research. We will try to fairly accomodate special
individual may only be signed up for ONE future slot (of any
duration) for a single instrument. You may only sign up for a
slot if you
are not currently signed up, for example, as when you have just
a session. Also, users may not intentionally reserve time for
others in order to defeat
the reservation restrictions. These restrictions
are to ensure fair access to all users.
- If necessary, please cancel your reservation as early as
possible, but always earlier than 1 hour before the reservation start.
If you absolutely have to cancel at the last minute, it is your
responsibility to see that the equipment has not been left on for you. This is very important for the Confocal
system where the arc lamp and lasers, etc. may have been left on
Come in and check, or contact the staff. It is not enough to send email
the staff; if you can't reach someone by phone who will check the
system, you are responsible to come and check/shut down the equipment.
- You are expected to arrive ON TIME and to be finished,
including file transfers, by the end of your reserved time if there is
a user scheduled to follow you. If you can't be on-time, communicate! Make
reservations that are realistic for your schedule.
- Violations of
these expectations will have consequences. First violations will
receive a notice; subsequent reservation times are fully billable, and
additional violations will result in restrictions to access. Please
carefully and plan accordingly before making a reservation.
- By making a reservation
you agree to abide by these rules.
- Evenings and Weekends.
Unless we have problems,
evenings and weekends are exempt from
these regulations, but please be reasonable about time if a colleague
also needs access.
- "Stand-by". After
10am for the current afternoon period, and 4pm for the next morning
period persons of a lab-group
(even the same person) may reserve an additional
block of time from the available slots.