BMS LAB Policies and guidelines

At the BMS lab we have a number of pre-requisites, policies and conditions. You will have to meet or account for each of those before starting a study that uses our recourses. By registering your project with the BMS lab you agree to following these pre-requisites, policies and conditions. They are as follows:

  1. The project should be in line with the vision and broad scope of the BMS lab: It should be related to social sciences and the use of technology to further study human behavior.
    • Contribution to our BMS LAB identity; Innovation, creativity, pioneering;
    • Involves a suiting multidisciplinary consortium;
    • Is likely to have an impact on society;
    • Is realistic, feasible, and scientifically rigorous
  2. You have to apply for ethical approval.
    • WARNING: Students and employees from outside the BMS faculty require a different process.
  3. You are responsible for anonymizing your data.
  4. You are responsible for caring, protecting and returning our equipment in such a state that the next researcher can use them immediately, this includes:
    • Cleaning equipment and parts that contact the skin, e.g.: wristbands of smartwatches and activity trackers.
    • Tidying and cleaning the rooms you have used.
    • Removing any data related to your research, this for example includes images on cameras.
    • Charging the equipment when possible to a full or nearly full state.
    • Report any damage, missing equipment or misuse as soon as possible to the BMS lab staff.
  5. The lending of equipment is always done under the conditions mentioned in the latest version of the official document.
  6. Prepare your required documents and information before applying, this includes:
    1. A valid OFI number has to be present if funding is available.
    2. Read more on the required documents for any application
  7. The BMS Lab can only accept inquiries if it fits with the BMS Lab staff’s current expertise.
  8. Familiarize yourself and follow our articles on how to use the BMS lab facilities, like the Flexperiment cubicles.
  9. The person registering the application for use of equipment, expertise of facilities, is the person that should collect them or the corresponding key. If you send someone else, then add their respective student- or employee number and their name to the comment section of the application form.
  10. Students and employees of the University of Twente’s BMS faculty can usually use the equipment and facilities for free. Students and employees from other faculties can, depending on the circumstances, make use of the same facilities and equipment, albeit against a fee.

Taking care of your data

Managing your data is a serious responsibility and tied to both international and (Dutch) national legislation as well as policies and conditions created by both the University of Twente and the BMS lab. To aid you in your understanding of this responsibility, we have written a page on data management. Be sure to familiarize yourself with it.