We strive to maintain a safe, friendly, and stable environment providing flexible access to high quality MRI facilities while keeping rules and regulations to a bare necessary minimum. The basic set of guidelines all users are expected to know and follow are:

1. Only qualified Scanner Operators are allowed to run the scanner. Normal operating hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm. During these hours, normal, healthy adult participants can be scanned by a single qualified Operator. Outside these hours, or whenever children (16 and under), patients, or other special populations are scanned, there must always be at least one additional Safety Trained helper present.

2. No participants can be scanned without prior, written voluntary informed consent. Phantom scanning does not require ethical approval.

3. All participants must have filled out a 1-page MRI Safety Screening Form before entering the scanner environment (control room and magnet room). These must be filed in the box labeled Form1 in the control room.

4. When scanning a participant or a phantom, the control room logbook must be filled in (just a few entries). This is where their Patient ID is found. It is important that we have this minimal record of all scanning done.

5. When a participant is in the scanner, the Scanner Operator can only leave the control room if another qualified Scanner Operator agrees to take over and replace them in the control room.

6. Always return equipment back to its original location and state. This includes making sure the equipment (stimulus PC, projectors, headphones, cushions, etc) is completely ready to be used by the next group.

7. Scanner bookings need to be cancelled 48 hours or more before the booked time, otherwise a percentage of the booked scanner hours will be charged for the cancelled time slot. This is to ensure that cancelled hours are freed in time not to be wasted.

8. It is best to leave 30 min "open" time between bookings by different research groups to reduce set-up/tear-down friction between groups.

9. All users need to be subscribed to our email list as this is our main way of communicating with the community [details TBA].

The complete set of guidelines is available in our Manual [details TBA].