Research Personnel

Welcome to the Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping!

Here are the steps required to gain Research Personnel status. Research Personnel includes Research Assistants, grad students, and other individuals associated with the investigator / experiment, whose presence is necessary for the successful execution and completion of the research project. These individuals will NOT be granted Security Access (i.e. keycard access) to the facility, and always remain under the supervision of Level 1 and/or Level 2 MRI Personnel while working in the 3T/7T MRI Facility.


1.  SOP’s

Read all relevant SOP’s as indicated on Appendix 6: “Signature Sheet: Research Personnel”. All SOP’s are available in PDF format on the SOP’s page, found in the Resources section of our website, and the applicable ones are linked below for easy reference.

Research Personnel are required to sign off on each of these SOP’s declaring that they have read, understood, and plan to follow all of the guidelines set in place by the following SOP’s by completing Appendix 6: “Signature Sheet: Research Personnel”.

Research Personnel SOP’s and applicable Appendices:

SOP#100a: MRI Facility Safety Zones
SOP#100b: MRI Facility Access Approval Policy
SOP#110:  MRI Facility Visitor Approval Policy
SOP#120:  General Safety
SOP#130:  MRI Personnel Training
SOP#140:  Emergency Code Blue
SOP#150:  Emergency Fire
SOP#160:  Emergency Quench

SOP#200:  General Experimental
SOP#210:  New Protocols and Ethics
SOP#220:  System Billing Guide and Standard Rates
SOP#230:  Incidental Findings
SOP#240:  MRI Equipment Handling and Procedures
SOP#250:  MRI Data Handling

Appendix 1:  Magnetic Resonance Environment Screening Form
Appendix 6:  Signature Sheet: Research Personnel
Appendix 7:  Safety Training Checklist: Research Personnel


2.  Safety Videos

Watch the MRI Safety Videos found in the Resources section of our website.


3.  Safety Quiz

Complete the 3T/7T Safety Quiz found in the Resources section of our website. This quiz contains questions based on the material in the SOP’s and Safety Videos and must be successfully completed with a minimum passing grade of 70%.


4.  Magnetic Resonance Environment Screening Form

Complete Appendix 1: Magnetic Resonance Environment Screening Form.


5.  3T/7T MRI Facility Safety and Orientation Session

Contact us at cfmm@robarts.ca to schedule a 3T/7T MRI Facility Safety & Orientation session. This is an on-site review of MRI safety issues, emergency procedures, restrictions and limitations on the Research Personnel’s activities, facility access restrictions, and other topics as determined by facility staff. Appendix 7: Safety Training Checklist: Research Personnel will be used as a general guideline and completed during the orientation session. Upon completion of the session, both the facility staff member performing the training session and the trainee must sign off on this Checklist.

 

Your completed forms (Signature Sheet, Magnetic Resonance Environment Screening Form, and Safety Training Checklist) can be hand delivered to the CFMM Facility Manager (Joe Gati) or any MRI Technologist, or emailed to us at cfmm@robarts.ca. If you have questions regarding any step in this process, or the materials contained within the SOP’s, please contact us at cfmm@robarts.ca.

Once these steps have been completed, you will be granted Research Personnel status. Congratulations, and welcome to the CFMM!