THEi Research Equipment Registry
A centralized research equipment registry has been set up by THEi to categorize the equipment resources and promote shared-use of resources among colleagues. The registry helps keep an account of all the research equipment by managing their loans and returns and maximizes their use after the completion of projects.
All THEi full-time academic staff are welcome to borrow the equipment available in the registry and be the "borrower".
Priority of Use
The equipment is devoted to use in the entire period of the first project which initiated the purchase. The equipment is placed under the custody of the principal investigator of the first project and are referred to as “Custodian PI”.
Upon completion of the first project, other borrowers can borrow the equipment in the following order of priority:
i) Externally funded research projects
ii) THEi Seed Grant projects
iii) Other research-related activities
iv) Temporary teaching purposes
Categories of Equipment Available for Shared-use
The equipment in the registry for shared-use is divided into categories “O”, “S” and “L”:
- Category “O”– office equipment such as desktop computers, notebook computers, portable hard disks, personal electronic devices, audio-visual equipment, general statistical software, and other common office equipment.
- Category “S”– specialized equipment for which special knowledge and training are required to operate the equipment.
- Category “L”– specialized software with life-time license of use.
After the completion of the first project, category “O” equipment will be returned to the Research Office. Categories “S” and “L” will be put under the custody of the Custodian PIs.