Reserving Equipment or Software #
The BMS Lab offers a wide range of equipment and software that can assist researchers, educators and students in their research, course and projects.
To reserve our equipment or software, please follow these steps below.
Additional to lendable resources, our staff can offer their expertise on the equipment(s) or software you require for your research or course.
If you need more information on the equipment or software you need, or want to discuss which ones would fit best for your specific research or project, you can always come by our office, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us via this form.
You can also refer to our Info-Hub to discover more about the different equipment and software we have and how they can be incorporated in different kinds of research.
- We will evaluate your reservation request within 5 working days. During that time you will either get a confirmation of you request having been turned into a reservation, or a comment on your request and its inadequacies.
- Pick-up your equipment or key at the right time and date. Don’t forget your student or employee card!
Floor Plan #
You can pick up the equipment you reserved at our main office, room #B204.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) #
It is allowed to bring equipment from the BMS lab with you outside of the lab for research or educational purposes. Do however note that the lab has limited insurance coverage outside of its facilities.
The lab’s lending and usage conditions specify that the lender is fully responsible and liable for the equipment in their care. In this case it thus also means that the lender is liable for any and all damages. Equipment valued (price when bought new) over 2.000 Euros is therefore not allowed to be taken off campus and in some cases not even outside of the BMS lab’s facilities. Are you looking to use BMS lab equipment outside of the lab’s facilities in the Cubicus building at the University of Twente campus?
Is the total value (if bought new) of the equipment under 2.000 Euros? Then indicate your desire to bring it outside of the lab facilities when you register your project on the sign-up page (before you select and reserve your equipment).
Is the value (when bought new) of the equipment you are looking to use over 2.000 Euros? Then indicate this desire when you register your project. You might as a result:
– Be limited in your use of or travel with the equipment.
– Need to insure the equipment for the value of the equipment when bought new.
– Need to arrange safe and secure storage or return the equipment at the end of each day.
– Have your request rejected.
Employees of the University of Twente can often more easily use equipment outside of the BMS lab’s facilities, as their department can take over the liability.
If you foresee that you need to use the equipment or software for longer than you indicated when lending it, you will need to inform The BMS Lab of this. It is always possible to extend the lending period, however approval of this is dependent on incoming reservations for said equipment. Please come by or send us an email if you wish to extend.
Go to the availability check page. Browse through the calendar in the period your are interested and see if your preferred item is already reserved.