Code of Practice
Before starting work at the Centre for NSQI please read thoroughly and acknowledge the CODE OF PRACTICE below (also available to download: Word, 361.5 Kb; PDF, 370.4 Kb)
The Centre for NSQI is a technically advanced research environment. Actively promoting collaboration and innovation in scientific research, the building is designed to generate new opportunities for the Bristol Nanoscience and Quantum Information research community.
With the NSQI building, the University of Bristol issues a clear statement of intent: the Centre for NSQI is a research hub built to support and enable the further development of the academic excellence gathered in the University research theme of Nanoscience and Quantum Information. The Centre provides a high quality research infrastructure, technical support and expertise, as well as multiple opportunities for interdisciplinary research and education.
This Code of Practice sets out the terms of the arrangement between you (the User) and the Operators of the NSQI (NSQI Management Team). Users will need to acknowledge that they have read this Code of Practice during induction.
The NSQI provides access to research space and related resources to Users from across the University and we the NSQI team are charged with providing a safe and efficient environment to facilitate your activities in the centre. Users are provided access to the building for varying periods which that can range in duration from a few days to a few years.
Purpose and Principles
- 2.1. The common purpose is to make best use of the purpose designed centre and its features, for the overall benefit of the University of Bristol and its research community
- 2.2. The NSQI is a multi-disciplinary resource open to Users from across the University and space is ‘lent’ and not ‘given’ to Users. The Centre and its resources remain open to use by the entire Research Community across the UoB
- 2.3. A key purpose of the NSQI is to generate and maintain an environment most conducive to interdisciplinary interactions, knowledge exchange/transfer and innovative research
- 2.4. Priority of use is given to University based researchers. External collaborators or non-UoB third party Users can also be considered pending demand on space, resources and the merits of the research programme
The NSQI will:
- 3.1. Operate the building to provide a safe and comfortable working environment to a standard that meets or exceeds the standards of the University of Bristol
- 3.2. Provide Technical and Administrative support to enable the operations of the building, its shared spaces, laboratories and offices
- 3.3. Provide Users with an induction into the building to clarify local operational rules and procedures
- 3.4. Invite Users to practice multidisciplinary research and engage in interactive and innovative collaborations, following the NSQI’s elementary rules of good citizenship and code of conduct (see 4.2)
- 3.5. Involve Users in the running of the Centre by providing opportunities to influence decisions and actions through interactions with the NSQI and during regular staff meetings
- 3.6. Consult with and notify Users of any predicted and predictable impending disruptions in a timely and consultative manner.
- 3.7. Provide a basic level of standard consumable items for general use (e.g. lab gases, chemicals, PPE)
- 3.8. Support Users in installing and removing equipment and in setting up Research space and experimental equipment
- 3.9. Provide training to Users where required in using Centre resources
- 3.10. Control access to restricted areas of the building e.g. Cleanrooms, Biohazard Category 2 Preparation Room
- 3.11. Monitor and Review space usage and space allocations with Users at appropriate times, but at least every 6 months. Whenever partial or inappropriate use of space is identified by the NSQI, a consultative review will be initiated involving the User and the NSQI
- 3.12. Organise, with the direct involvement of Users, regular seminars, workshops and lectures to enhance research, education and funding opportunities in the fields of NS & QI and beyond
Accountability and Management
Overall accountability and strategic management of the Centre lies with the NSQI Management Committee, appointed by the Dean of Science on behalf of the Deans of Engineering and Medical and Veterinary Sciences and on behalf of the Senior Management team of the University
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