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Laboratory and equipment booking

Laboratory and equipment booking

» View a list of equipment available for booking 

How to book equipment

Undergraduate students and taught postgraduate students:

Please use the online booking form to request your booking: 

  1. Ensure you have obtained ethical approval for your study
  2. Make sure you have had training on the equipment you require. Email shs-lab-bookings@exeter.ac.uk to request training from the technical staff – ensure you bring your training log sheet to be signed off.
  3. Check the equipment you want to use is available using the booking system - see the instructions below.
  4. Request your booking using the online booking form.

An email will be sent by one of the technical staff confirming your booking.

Staff and postgraduate research students:

Please use the booking system to make your booking:

  1. Contact Sam Bailey to be registered on the booking system.
  2. Make your booking using the booking system - see the instructions below.

How to use the booking system

Access the booking system on the web to check the availability of the equipment or room that you wish to book.

The following notes explain how to use the system:

  1. The equipment booking system has been adapted from a generalised room booking system. On the left hand side of the screen under the heading “Areas” is a list of laboratories and equipment groups. Each individual item of equipment is regarded as a “Room” in its particular “Area”.
  2. The default view when you initially enter the system is a “Daily” view. Clicking on an item in the “Areas” list will display the bookings table for equipment in that laboratory or equipment group for the day selected on the calendar. Initially the bookings for the current day will be displayed. Click on the calendar to change to the date required.
  3. The alternative view is a “Weekly” view for any one item of equipment. To change to this view click on the name of the item when in “Daily” view. You will notice two changes in the display:
    • The bookings table will now change to show the week’s bookings for the item.
    • To the right of the list of “Areas” there is now displayed a list of equipment in that “Area” under the heading “Rooms”. This view is useful if you wish to run down the list of laboratories or equipment groups to see what equipment is present in the School and where it is located. (Equipment listed as “Portable” may be in its home laboratory, on loan or in a store room).

Who can book equipment? 

The booking system is based on the principle that all equipment in Sport and Health Sciences laboratories in both the Richards Building and Baring Court is available for use by staff, postgraduate research students, and students on taught courses undertaking dissertation projects.

This general principle is subject to the following conditions:

  • there are certain areas and pieces of equipment to which access is restricted to approved persons only on Health and Safety grounds. Currently this applies to the DEXA laboratory and Blood Analysis Suite in Baring Court;
  • equipment must only be used by persons who have received the appropriate training in its use. Training should be arranged prior to booking the equipment (see above);
  • in some instances access to sensitive or complex pieces of laboratory equipment may be limited to staff and research post-graduate students. This will be at the discretion of the senior technician (Garrick Taylor) in consultation with the Director of Research.