The UiL OTS Research Facilities are open to UiL OTS researchers (faculty, postdocs, PhD students, RMA students). As far as resources allow, we also welcome Faculty of Humanities students and employees, and guests (LOT and other affiliated institutes).
Access to the facilities is a privilege, and as a user you share the responsibility for keeping them in the best possible condition.
Follow the rules below and you’ll earn all the support you may need and we’ll enjoy each other’s company in a pleasant atmosphere; disrespect the rules and risk the wrath of the support group and of your colleagues.
The boxes comprise the short version of the house rules. If you want a little more detail, click on the box you are interested in.
- the open access workstations (room K.04) which cannot be reserved
- the workstations in the practicum room (K.06) which may be used without making a reservation provided you move when someone who did make a reservation asks you to. If you need K.06 for teaching purposes, always clear this with lab support first.
Reservations for the baby lab (K.11) and the flex lab (K.03A) go through the baby lab manager.
Support and other users have to be able to contact the actual user of the facility.
Only support staff and secretariats are allowed to make reservations on behalf of other people.
Always return keys promptly! Don’t lend or hand over a key to anyone, it’s your responsibility.
Behaviour on Lab Floor
Take your work and that of others seriously. Being allowed to use the UiL OTS research facilities is a privilege and the labs are not a playground, so please behave accordingly.
You’re expected to keep your voice down near the labs and to correct your fellow lab users if they misbehave or make too much noise.
Lab users who keep disturbing other users after being asked to be quiet will be told to leave and will be denied further access to the facilities.
Contact support staff if you need assistance to solve a situation.
Waste-paper should go in the paper recycling basket or on the scratch paper stack (sheets with one or both sides blank).
Manuals and books go on the shelves.
Whiteboard markers belong with the whiteboard.
Children’s toys and other testing materials you might have used should be returned to their usual location.
Stray cups go into the dishwasher in the kitchenette upstairs.
Please don’t say “I won’t clean up this or that because it’s not mine”. If you don’t who will? Don’t let that irresponsible individual spoil our fun.
This means having respect for participants and respect for science.
In practice it means you have to obtain a subject’s consent to participate in your research, respect the confidentiality of personal data and make sure obtained experiment data is handled responsibly.
Use of Experimental Equipment
If something doesn’t function don’t try to “fix” it, get someone from the support group to have a look.
Special experiment setups should be discussed with the support group. They’ll set it up for you and give instructions on how to use it.
If still clueless after reading the available documentation ask for technical assistance. Don’t spend too much time finding out how to operate a particular piece of equipment. Once you know how things work, please offer your help to someone who doesn’t.
Physically moving any of the equipment would strain the cabling and connectors, and may cause a setup to malfunction.
Therefore it is not allowed to move PCs and other equipment more than a few centimeters. For the same reason it is also not allowed to plug in USB-keys or other USB equipment into the back of a PC; use the socket on the front of the PC.
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