The CVRC is housed within approximately 19,650 square feet in the MR-5 research building plus a portion of the sixth floor of MR-4. The CVRC has the capacity to support between 12-16 resident faculty laboratories. To help foster and promote basic and applied cardiovascular research and to help integrate interdisciplinary research efforts across departmental boundaries the CVRC provides several shared services/facilities to its members.
Ultimately these spaces are setup for the immediate use of resident CVRC faculty members but they are also available to all CVRC members. Each member PI using these shared spaces should insure they communicate with the CVRC Business Office and inform them of their planned usage or need. This is to insure that space is available, that procedures for usage are understood and that notifications are provided. The CVRC will make every effort to post procedures on our website or in the locations of shared areas/equipment but is not responsible for any failure or loss to any items due to general malfunction of area beyond our control.
Detailed information or contact information for each shared is provided below.
Responsibility of Shared Space
The responsibility for the maintenance, upkeep, monitoring, and running of shared space rests with all CVRC faculty in MR4 and MR5. For example, it is expected that all shared facilities and equipment spaces are left clean and functional. All items stored in shared areas are clearly marked with lab name and contact info. If problems arise with the unsupervised shared spaces, please discuss with the CVRC COO.
In the supervised shared spaces, the principal investigator assigned to oversee the operation of the space has the authority to create rules and regulations that pertain to the usage of the shared space, as they see fit, to guarantee that the integrity of the space remains intact.
These rules and regulations can be but are not limited to: experimental techniques to be used in the space, training required, monitoring the access to the shared space, requiring reservation and signing in of the space and disciplinary actions associated with improper usage of the space. Each PI supervising a shared facility will provide a set of written rules that will be reviewed and posted accordingly.
Any conflict that arises from the usage of CVRC Shared Facilities should be resolved between the complaining party and the principal investigator assigned to monitor the space. If a resolution is unattainable by this procedure then a formal request for a conflict resolution can be submitted to the COO of the Center.