The Imaging equipment is supported by trained technicians from the Bioresearch Core facility and research animals are cared for in a short-term and a long-term transient housing rooms provided with highly sophisticated, barrier housing systems. Multiple anesthesia systems and telemetry equipment are available. All procedures are reviewed by the Rensselaer Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and the attending veterinarian.
Fully outfitted sample and subject preparation workspaces also are available. Additional fees may be incurred for bioresearch animal technician assistance.
Access to the Analytical Facility and Equipment. Access to all equipment must be approved by the Core Director. Approved users will have their ID cards activated to access the instrument room.
Training. All users must receive proper training before being permitted access to the equipment. Training is provided by the core director.
Scheduling. Advance reservation using our scheduling is required. (If you do not have an account, contact the Core Director.) The billing is based on the length of occupation time, which is calculated based on the equipment computer log records. Cancellation at least 48 hours prior to the experiment is required. Users failing to do this will be charged (at the hourly rate) for the booked time.
Cleaning Up. Users are responsible for keeping the equipment and equipment areas safe and very clean. Failing to maintain this policy will result in loss of use privileges. Users are encouraged to remove their data from the hard disk of the computer immediately after each session. Long-term storage of large quantity of data on the equipment computer is not recommended as the data can be removed from the system without any warning.
Radioactivity. Users are responsible for their compliance with the Radiation and Safety Department at RPI.
Billing. Users will be required to provide billing information prior to requesting instrument time.
Users with multiple billing accounts should specify the account number to be charged upon sign-up. Both internal and external users will be billed on a monthly basis. Providing fraudulent and/or inaccurate billing information may result in the loss of use privileges.