Visit OPEN LAB SITE (NYC –Rockefeller Univ. or Boston – Northwest Science Building, Harvard) with these questions.
See what they have and how it looks. Take pictures
General Day to day operational needs
Floor Co-op membership, function and purpose
Ask what works well
Ask what does not work well
Ask what could be improved
Tech qualifications, function and purpose
Haz-Gas handling and costs
Gas cost is covered by projects, there is invariably a user that uses more than others, training is required for students who will need to handle bottles and connect them safely.
Scheduling shared equipment
can use online scheduler
Conference room scheduling
Where do grad do research studies?
C2E2 it’s done in shared (for temp students) or permanent (for resident students) office space
Emergency event management?
The building emergency plan is required by NFPA 45 (because it is designated lab space) and will include ALL those details
Uncommon, when access to the space is controlled, i.e. cardkey.
Money Flow – Initial costs and 70% faculty setup. 30% new incoming people need a top down process to capture new incoming monetary for their new equipment and sustainability of current and new equipment. All equipment should be at the best price and have a solid service and support structure.
Walking back and forth to support training and hands on? How to smooth this out? We need to find a way to present this.
Cameras connected to the Police department and to researchers. Ensure no one is working alone.
see University working alone worksheet and policy :