Code of Conduct

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During your visit

Good practice and tips for using the lab:

  • First of all: all users in the lab need to have a valid user agreement for each project and take a mandatory course on using the relevant equipment in the lab. A project can be everything from a five year project to a single experiment. You can make a project application here. As a registered user, you can book equipment and rooms.
  • You might need to take a course/workshop or read a tutorial to be able to use the equipment.
  • If you want to use our facilities (rooms, systems, software, hardware etc), see if it is availble in the calendar at UiO (Exchange). Make sure to book it properly and do not forget to put your name, experiment and contact info in the booking. Book rooms and equipment only when you are certain you will need it! External users will be charged for all hours booked (after two piloting hours).
  • DO NOT take any equipment from other rooms. It may be part of an experiment set up, even if it is not used at the moment.
  • If you cannot find the equipment you need, contact lab-support@hf.uio.no.
  • Many of the recording- and stimuluscomputers have very specific setups that shouldn't be changed. To avoid compromising recordings, none of those computers have any antivirus software installed, as an unplanned virusscan might affect the recordings. For that reason it is only allowed to connect external usb-drives lended out from the technicians. Any datatransfer should be done through the secure network to the TSD server.   
  • The workflow should be as follows: Prepare the experiment either on your own computer or one of the computers in the data room on the second room. When the experiment has been done connect to TSD. Copy the experiment files to the server, and move the files in to your project folder within TSD.
  • If several people use the same equipment to run experiments, inform the other experimenters if you have made significant changes to software/hardware.
  • If software/hardware needs updating, please contact lab-support@hf.uio.no. 
  • All studies must abide by the ethical guidelines for human participants. Participants should sign a consent form before starting the experiment. Information about informed consent can be found here (PDF).
  • Keep the rooms clean and tidy. No cups, glasses or dishes are allowed within the lab.
  • Make sure you know how to evacuate yourself and possible participants from the premises in case of fire.
  • After your experiment is finished, make sure to clear away the set up and anything that doesn't belong to the lab. If you plan to do another experiment with the same set up, you can let it be, if you have a planned date for this. Leave a note stating your contact information and date for when you plan to resume your activity on the set up, so we can contact you if it needs to be moved. If you do not have a specified date, please remove the set up.