Scheduling Time

  VIIBRE pictures Scheduling Time in VIIBRE Labs

VIIBRE lab resources are in high demand throughout most of the academic year as well as the summer. This demand makes it necessary to maintain scheduled use of most of the equipment in the labs as well as staff and trainers' time. The VIIBRE Booking System has been implemented in order to decrease conflicts in the schedules of research projects and help to improve the management of valuable resources.

All experiments and required lab time should be well thought out before entering the labs. You should try to make the most efficient use of all lab space for the benefit of yourself and the other users. If you have questions about how long a process should take, please ask. Don't book the whole day if you only need two or three hours and don't book one hour when you need three.

Guidelines for Scheduling Time

ONLY book time on equipment that you are trained to use.

Do Not book time for unauthorized users.

Do Not book more than three contiguous days in the same time slot if you a booking more than three hours each day.

Do Not book more than 15 hours per week on any single piece of equipment. Some labs have occupancy limits (e.g., cleanrooms). Please know the limits and don't overbook labs.

Most of VIIBRE's labs are used by staff for the production of items used by other labs and for use in high priority research. It is important that they are able to do their work in a timely fashion each week. Between staff and more than two dozen regular users trying to use these resources, time may get tight. Please don't book too much time (or too little) and ALWAYS CLEAN UP LABS AFTER EVERY USE!