Requests and Scheduling

Requests and Scheduling: The order of priority usage is as follows: NIH-funded major users, NIH-funded minor users, funded Stanford users, internally funded projects, and unfunded projects at the discretion of the IAB. This priority will be used in the case of scheduling conflicts. The IAB will evaluate and choose to support each quarter investigators interested in performing pilot studies, which will consist of ~10% of the usage time of the system each quarter. Users are granted access to an on-line scheduling program once they have completed initial zeego operation and safety training on the equipment and they have provided a Lucas Center profile application (e.g. name, contact information, financial contact, list of users, IRB info) and if applicable IRB or IACUC approval documentation. Scheduling is open for up to two months in advance. Priority for online scheduling is given to major users before it is opened to all resource users, at which time it is granted on a first come first served sign-up basis.

Procedures for new users

  • Users contact Serena Bonaretti with a request to use the Zeego lab – if necessary, approval from the IAB is acquired –
  • Serena books a time for new-user orientation/training. The entire training process takes approximately two four-hour sessions, depending on the complexity of the imaging task.
  • Serena verifies that the user has the required animal use approval and radiation and biohazard training documentation, and then introduces the new user to the building manager in the Lucas Center to get access to the Grant building.
  • The new user creates a new account, books an imaging session day and time and returns at the scheduled time to run the experiment.

User Fees: At this time, we foresee no need to charge user fees for access to this shared instrument. However, the training required to operate the system at its highest level is extensive, and for certain funded projects, users may choose to include financial support through collaborative agreements for technical expertise provided by research associates, postdoctoral fellows, or senior scientists who have extensive training on the system (likely in Pelc's groups).