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. Access to the facility will be made availabe Dalhousie users via DalCard.  General access is restricted to regular operating hours, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday. After-hours access may be accomodated for experienced users at the discretion of CMDI facility staff. 

  2. Equipment is available by appointment on a “first come” basis. Bookings may be made up to 14 days in advance by logging on to the calendar. The maximum duration of a single appointment is 4 hours. Multiple appointments are permitted, provided they do not restrict access to equipment by other users. 

  3. CMDI facility staff review all appointments and reserve the right to adjust appointment schedules if needed.  Users will be contacted if their appointment needs to be adjusted.

  4. Individuals who do not show up within 30 minutes of their appointment start time will forfeit the appoitnment. 

  5. Individuals who do not cancel their appointment and do not show up may be charged for the missed appointment.

  6. Individuals are responsible for logging their actual time using the instruments for billing purposes.  If actual time is not logged, the full apointment time will be billed. 

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

  8. Equipment problems or any suspected damage must be reported immediately to CMDI facility staff.