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Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Laboratory and equipment booking

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How to book equipment

Undergraduate students and taught postgraduate students:

  1. Ensure you have obtained ethical approval for your study
  2. Make sure you have had training on the equipment you require. Email a member of the technical services team OR – ensure you bring your training log sheet to be signed off and something to make notes on.
  3. Once you have gained ethical approval and received training, you will be given a login to Clustermarket, our lab booking system.
  4. Check the equipment you want to use is available and submit a request for the equipment you need on Clustermarket - see instructions below.

An email will be sent to you from Clustermarket once a member of staff has confirmed your booking.

Staff and postgraduate research students:

Please use Clustermarket to make your booking:

  1. Contact Matt Lear to be registered on the Clustermarket system.
  2. Make your booking using Clustermarket - see the instructions below.

How to use the Clustermarket booking system

Undergraduate/taught postgraduate student guide to Clustermarket

Who can book equipment? 

The booking system is based on the principle that all equipment in Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences laboratories in both the Richards Building and Baring Court is available for use by staff, postgraduate research students, and students on taught courses undertaking dissertation projects.

This general principle is subject to the following conditions:

  • There are certain areas and pieces of equipment to which access is restricted to approved persons only on Health and Safety grounds. Currently this applies to the DEXA laboratory and Blood Analysis Suite in Baring Court;
  • Equipment must only be used by persons who have received the appropriate training in its use. Training should be arranged prior to booking the equipment (see above);
  • In some instances access to sensitive or complex pieces of laboratory equipment may be limited to staff and research postgraduate students. This will be at the discretion of the senior lab manager (Sam Bailey) in consultation with the Director of Research.

Dissertation cost calculator

Use this calculator to check your project falls within budget before you order consumables.