Facility Guidelines

General guidelines for access and use of the CMDI Facility

The following guidelines are to ensure efficient and equitable safe use of the equipment.

  1. All researchers in the Faculty of Medicine, their staff and students will have access to this facility. Access codes will be provided as needed. General use access codes will work between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday. After-hours access will be given to individuals when there is a need and competence operating the equipment has been established.

  2. All of the equipment in the facility is available on a “first come” basis. Bookings may be made up to 14 days in advance by logging on to the calendar. The largest block of time permitted to be booked on any one day is a 4-hour block of time (generally a morning or afternoon session). Multiple bookings are permitted, but individuals will not be permitted to monopolize a period of time, e.g. book every afternoon for a two-week period.

  3. Because of heavy demand on the facility the manager reserves the right to adjust bookings depending on specific needs.

  4. Individuals who do not show up for their reserved time will lose their time after 30 minutes.

  5. Individuals who do not cancel their booked period of time and do not show up may be charged the hourly rate for the time that was reserved.

  6. Individuals must record their use of the facility in the binder. For individuals who do not record their use, their booked time will be entered in the logbook by staff.

  7. All individuals must be trained or checked out on the equipment by CMDI staff before the individual may use the equipment without supervision. 

  8. Any problems with or damage to the equipment must be reported to the manager or the assistant.