Skip to main content

Scheduling using Clustermarket

BYU Electron Microscopy Facility Scheduling

BYU Electron Microscopy Facility Scheduling is being done using the Clustermarket online scheduling software. This product is designed for equipment and services scheduling within the members of a lab and can be made available to members of affiliated labs as well. All scheduling and billing data are handled by the Clustermarket program. Part of this service allows for billing of equipment using "projects". These projects will be set up for each professor/researcher by the Electron Microscopy Facility staff and must be done prior to assigning any students to use the facility. Thankyou for working with us to help us provide better services for you.

What Are Projects?

Projects are the means that Clustermarket uses to keep track of billing information. Each project must have a unique name so we can keep track of the project. Each project will have a primary investigator (P.I.) who will be responsible for overseeing the project. This person is usually a professor but doesn't have to be. This person is responsible for the overall success of the project. There is also a project description section that allows anyone who has access to the project to know more of the details about the project such as 1) What is the purpose of the project, 2) What is the scope of the project, 3) Who are the collaborators for the project, etc. Finally there is the account information which gives us the information about how to bill the work that is assigned to the project. This includes the BYU account code, a funding code that we use to identify the college, department, and investigator who is responsible for the particular account, the date the account expires, and a budget amount for that account. The budget amount is not the full amount available in the account but rather the amount that is budgeted from that account for the project.

Each project can have multiple billing accounts and can be edited as needed to keep the project current. If a project has multiple billing accounts it will be the responsibility of the P.I. to inform the student(s) working on the project how the distribution of charges should be made across the various billing accounts. It should also be noted that once a billing account expires it will no longer be available for use. It should also be noted that the budget amount for each billing account is for tracking only and will not stop a user from using the account when it shows that it is depleted.

Each P.I. and/or account owner is encouraged to become a member of the BYU Electron Microscopy Facility Lab in Clustermarket as this will allow them to keep track of their equipment usage/billing status in an on-demand fashion.

We are currently going to be maintaining all of the projects used in the BYU Electron Microscopy Facility. Faculty and other researchers who wish to use the BYU Electron Microscopy Facility should contact the lab to set up their project.