Guidelines

Introduction

The imaging resource is considered to be a laboratory working area and so IGMM good lab practice procedures apply to workers here. The facility resource, including microscopes, computers and staff members represents an investment of several million pounds and so for good stewarding of this resource we ask our users to abide by the following guidelines, a more full statement can be read by following the header link .

Health and safety:

We require all users to be trained on new equipment by AIR technical staff. Users must have their own risk assessments for work in the facility and have read our imaging ones. Please use the IGMM cafe for eating and report all incidents, including equipment breakdown, spills, broken glass to the AIR team.

Access charges:

The IGMM executive agreed in October 2017 that following the 2017 QQR the AIR would be rechargable hourly. Please see the charge pages for this.

Fair usage procedures:

The IGMM have provided the AIR equipment for all researchers to use. Everyone's work is important and the equipment needs to be stewarded accordingly. Please report any concerns or issues with the equipment to the facility staff. They are eager to provide good service. A feedback form can be found here if your concern is out of hours.

Training - We expect that users ensure they are trained by the facility. Training and advice can be accessed using igmm-imaginghelpdesk@igmm.ed.ac.uk.

Block bookings - We ask users do not block book and turn up on time for bookings. If you block book you will be expected to pay for all of your booking. Cancellation after the start of the session is not possible.

Data - The facility can't store research data. As per the IGMM data governance policy data must be stored in PI named Datastore folders. Please contact is.helpline@ed.ac.uk or speak to the IT team to arrange this. All files older than 6 months are cleared from the imaging systems. Data may need to be removed sooner at the Managers discretion if this is preventing research use of the equipment.