Equipment-Specific Terms of Use for the X-Ray Computed Tomograph

of the Department of Biology’s Imaging Center

at the Zoological Institute and Museum

Date: 28th July 2017

 

§ 1 Scope of the Terms of Use

These Terms of Use govern the use of the x-ray computed tomograph at the Zoological Institute and Museum in user and service operations. The Terms of Use are set out in this appendix which is incorporated into the General Terms of Use of the Department of Biology’s Imaging Center.

§ 2 Contacts

  1. General Contact: Dr. Rabea Schlüter (rabea.schlueter@uni-greifswald.de).
  2. Prof. Dr. Gabriele Uhl (gabriele.uhl@uni-greifswald.de) as a member of the Imaging Center’s Steering Committee is the contact for all matters concerning x-ray computed tomography.
  3. Besides Prof. Uhl, the main contact for all technical and scientific queries and also responsible for advice to users or interested parties: Dr. Peter Michalik (michalik@uni-greifswald.de).
  4. Further contacts for technical enquiries are the delegated contacts in charge of the equipment as specified on the Imaging Center’s website (https://imaging.uni-greifswald.de).

§ 3 Equipment

  1. The following device is available at the Zoological Institute and Museum:
    • X-ray Computed Tomograph Xradia MicroXCT-200.
  2. A detailed description of the tomograph is available on the Imaging Center’s website (https://imaging.uni-greifswald.de).

§ 4 General Use of the Equipment

  1. The device is usually operated by trained members of staff at the Zoological Institute and Museum and the Imaging Center in both user and service operations.
  2. For longer projects with a large number of samples or samples that require extensive imaging, it is also possible to allow other members of staff and students of all disciplines at the University of Greifswald to operate the x-ray computed tomograph (user operation).
  3. Only trained members of staff at the Zoological Institute and Museum and the Imaging Center are allowed to use the device in service operations.

§ 5 Admission to Equipment and Rules of Access for Operators

  1. Operators may not use the equipment specified under § 3 until they have been instructed in how to use the device by a person responsible for the equipment (§ 2). The briefing is only valid for the person to whom it has been given and needs to be accompanied by a radiation safety briefing and a general safety briefing which may only be carried out by a radiation safety officer responsible for MicroXCT 200.  After briefing, operators will be set up in the booking system and granted access to the rooms where the equipment is kept. Usage is limited to one year. After that, the operator must receive a new radiation safety briefing and will then be re-activated in the booking system. Operators who haven’t used the equipment for over six months will not be authorised unless they are given a renewed radiation safety briefing and are again instructed in how to use the equipment.
  2. Once the equipment briefing and general safety and radiation safety briefings are complete, access to the rooms where the equipment is situated will be activated on the operator’s staff ID card or guest ID card. On completion of the work, the guest ID card must be returned.

§ 6 Reservation of Equipment by Operators

  1. The tomograph can be booked via the calendar option of the Groupware webmail system at the University of Greifswald. Operators must ensure that their password is protected against misuse by third parties.
  2. Only authorised operators may make bookings. Operators are strictly forbidden to book equipment for third parties who have not been briefed or for any other unauthorised persons. Non-compliance can result in immediate loss of their own permit.
  3. The equipment can only be used if it has been booked electronically in advance.
  4. All authorised operators can access the equipment any time day or night. 
  5. If the equipment is unavailable due to a defect or because it is being serviced, no booking will be possible. If a booking has already been made, the person responsible for the equipment (§ 2) will have to cancel this booking. Operators will then be informed of this via email.

Appendix

Currently valid fee table for the use of the x-ray computed tomograph at the Zoological Institute and Museum

 

 

The translation of these regulations is to be seen as a reference and to be used for the understanding of the corresponding German document. Only the German version of the original document is legally binding.

Wherever used herein, gender-specific terms should be understood as referring to both genders.