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MR Research Committee (MRRC):

The MR Research Facility provides a service to the Wayne State University community and is responsible for the proper use of the equipment. Given the numerous regulations regarding safety and requests for machine time, at the bequest of the Chairman and other regulatory officials, this review committee has been formed. It is similar in function to those commonly found in other major MR Centers throughout the US. The committee's responsibility is to review applications for particular MR-related aspects that are not reviewed by other oversight committees (e.g., HIC, NIH, etc.).
The charge of the MR research review committee is to assess a proposal for the following four issues:
  1. MR safety requirements
  2. Operational requirements
  3. Study design related to MR issues for unfunded pilot studies
  4. Priority of the proposal regarding magnet and personnel time
NIH funding > Industry funding > No funding
For developmental time, please follow the Developmental time Guidelines below.
To avoid delaying the start of your project, we recommend submitting your proposal in parallel with the submission of your IRB / AIC application.
Our goal is to help investigators obtain the MR access and expertise needed for their projects while making certain that the necessary safety and operational issues are properly addressed. We are open for questions and suggestions and look forward to working with you.

Committee Members:
Bruce Berkowitz, PhD, Anatomy, Manager of 7T scannerbaberko@med.wayne.edu
Norman Cheng, PhD, Radiology, Manager of 3T scanneryxc16@wayne.edu
E. Mark Haacke, PhD, Radiology, MRI Core Directornmrimaging@aol.com
Jiani Hu, PhD, Radiology, Co-Director of the MR Research Facilityjhu@med.wayne.edu
Jeffrey Stanley, PhD, Psychiatryjstanley@med.wayne.edu
Pavan Jella, Radiology, MR Research Assistantdx4925@wayne.edu

Apply for scan time:

APPLY FOR PAID AND DEVELOPMENTAL TIME

Applying For 3T Paid Scan Time:

  1. All research conducted at the WSU MR Research Facility must be approved by the MR Research Committee. The MR Research Committee meets quarterly, but also reviews proposals electronically on a monthly basis.
  2. Research proposals/protocols, Initial Contact form, IRB approvals, finalized sequences (from the scanner), Consent forms, and PI Biographical Sketch should be submitted electronically to Pavan Jella (Email: pavanjella4@gmail.com) no later than the fourth Wednesday of the preceding month to be considered for review.
    1. Proposal Format:
    2. Note to investigators when submitting your 1-2 page protocol summary use the following guidelines:

      Title:
      Rationale:
      Aims:
      Materials and Methodology: (include MR sequences, number of subjects, and number of scans per subject)
      Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria: (include MR safety exclusions)
      How the study will be conducted:
      Analysis:

    3. Complete the following form: Initial Contact Form (doc) (pdf)
    4. Supply the following:
      1. Copy of Approved Proposal
      2. Completed Initial Contact Form
      3. Sequence List to be used (xls)
      4. IRB/IACUC Approval
      5. PI Biographical Sketch
    5. Type of Funding
      Type of payment for the scan time.
  3. Once your Project is approved by the MR Research Committee, please contact Pavan Jella (pavan.jella@wayne.edu;313-745-1388) to schedule time on the magnet. Also please use the most recent and updated MR screening sheet (doc) (pdf) to screen the subjects before their MRI exam.

Human Research Subject Management

  1. Documentation
    1. The following documents must be on file in the MR Research Facility prior to the start of any human research project.
    1. Copy of HIC approval
    2. Copy of HIC approved protocol
    3. Copy of HIC approved consent
    4. Copy of HIC approved HIPPA form

    Please note all consent forms should include a description of the MR scan, contraindications/possible contraindications to MR and potential risks and benefits.

  2. Safety
    1. The PI or the research assistant recruiting the subject will be provided with a MR Safety Screening Form and is responsible for the initial MR safety screening.
    2. If the subject answers yes to any of the screening questions the PI must contact the Chief Research Technologist at (313) 745-1391.
    3. The PI will be provided with a MR Data Form and is responsible for filling out the form.
    4. The PI will provide a copy of the subject signed consent form on the day of the scan.
    5. On the day of the scan the subject will again be screened by MR research personnel and must be cleared as safe before entering the scanner room.
    6. All subjects will be given earplugs or headphones prior to being moved into the magnet.
    7. All subjects will be given the MR safety bulb and instructed on its use prior to be moved into the magnet.
    8. Someone must always be in the control room when the magnet is occupied.
    9. In the event of a medical or other emergency the subject will be immediately removed from the scanner room and appropriate steps taken.
    10. Female subjects of child bearing age being scanned on the 4T must have a urine pregnancy test done prior to scanning. The MR Research Facility will provide the kits and training to key personnel as to their use. Please contact the Research Coordinator for further details.
  3. Valuables/Clothing
    1. Any subject valuables (i.e. coins, keys, credit cards, jewelry) that must be removed prior to scanner room entry must either be locked up in the valuables cupboard/drawer or given to someone chosen by the subject.
    2. Subjects will be provided a locker for any clothing that cannot be worn during the scan.

    Please note MR Research personnel will not take responsibility for subject valuables and strongly encourage subjects to leave valuables at home whenever possible.

  4. Sedation
  5. The MR Research Facility does not provide anesthesia and/or sedation.

  6. Confidentiality
    1. All subject records kept by the MR Research Facility will be secured. Access to these records will be limited to personnel directly involved in the study, WSU IRB and the study sponsor.
  7. Subject scheduling
    1. Subject scheduling is done by the Study Coordinator or the Research Technologist.
    2. Scheduling priority is given to funded projects which are ranked using the following criteria.
      1. Protocol specific time frames
      2. Coordination of personnel necessary to perform the exam

APPLY FOR PAID AND DEVELOPMENTAL TIME

Applying For 7T Paid Scan Time:

  1. All research conducted at the WSU MR Research Facility must be approved by the MR Research Committee. The MR Research Committee meets quarterly, but also reviews proposals electronically on a monthly basis.
  2. Research proposals/protocols, Initial Contact form, IACUC approvals, finalized sequences (from the scanner), and PI Biographical Sketch should be submitted electronically to Robin Roberts (Email: rroberts@med.wayne.edu) no later than the fourth Wednesday of the preceding month to be considered for review.
    1. Proposal Format:
    2. Note to investigators when submitting your 1-2 page protocol summary use the following guidelines:

      Title:
      Rationale:
      Aims:
      Materials and Methodology: (include MR sequences, number of subjects, and number of scans per subject)
      Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria: (include MR safety exclusions)
      How the study will be conducted:
      Analysis:

    3. Complete the following form: Initial Contact Form (doc) (pdf)
    4. Supply the following:
      1. Copy of Approved Proposal
      2. Completed Initial Contact Form
      3. Sequence List to be used (xls)
      4. IACUC Approval
    5. Contact the person responsible for schedule time on the magnet you wish to use.
      7T: Robin Roberts; Email: rroberts@med.wayne.edu; Desk: 313-577-1747
    6. Type of Funding
      Type of payment for the scan time.
  3. Once your Project is approved by the MR Research Committee, PIs must go to the 7T calendar to find open times to schedule their MRI. Also please use the most recent and updated MR screening sheet (doc) (pdf) to screen the person performing the MRI exam.

Animal Research Subject Management

  1. Documentation
    1. The following documents must be on file in the MR Research Facility prior to the start of any animal research project.
    1. Initial Contact Form Completed
    2. Copy of IACUC approval
    3. Copy of IACUC approved protocol
  2. Scheduling
  3. Priority of the proposal regarding magnet and personnel time
    NIH funding > Industry funding > No funding
    1. All small animal research (mice/rats) utilizing MR 7T facilities/personnel need to be scheduled through the 7T Manager or designate.
    2. Larger species will require use of the large bore magnets and must be scheduled through the 3T Head MR Technician or Research Magnet Coordinator (313)745-1393.
  4. Safety
    1. The PI and staff associated with the research must familiarize themselves with magnet safety rules.
    2. PIs are responsible for their own personal protective equipment (PPE) and disposables (gloves, syringes, etc.) as well as thoroughly cleaning according to the posted IACUC recommendations after their experiments.
    3. Safety in services can be provided to researches and their staff as needed.
  5. Animal Care and Housing
    1. Housing in Elliman is available but must be approved and coordinated through Dr. Elizabeth Dawe of DLAR.
    2. Housing and euthanasia should comply with DLAR/AAALAC standards.
    3. An Isoflurane vaporizer and vacuum system is available for use. Isoflurane anesthesia is to be provided by the PI and can be purchased through the DLAR. Please schedule time with Yimin Shen (ym_shen@wayne.edu; Phone: 313-966-0579) on how to operate.
  6. Animal Disposal
    1. Researchers are responsible for their own animal disposal.

APPLY FOR PAID AND DEVELOPMENTAL TIME

Applying For 11.7T Paid Scan Time:

  1. All research conducted at the WSU MR Research Facility must be approved by the MR Research Committee. The MR Research Committee meets quarterly, but also reviews proposals electronically on a monthly basis.
  2. Research proposals/protocols, Initial Contact form, IACUC approvals, finalized sequences (from the scanner), and PI Biographical Sketch should be submitted electronically to Farhad Ghoddoussi (Email: fghoddoussi@med.wayne.edu) no later than the fourth Wednesday of the preceding month to be considered for review.
    1. Proposal Format:
    2. Note to investigators when submitting your 1-2 page protocol summary use the following guidelines:

      Title:
      Rationale:
      Aims:
      Materials and Methodology: (include MR sequences, number of subjects, and number of scans per subject)
      Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria: (include MR safety exclusions)
      How the study will be conducted:
      Analysis:

    3. Complete the following form: Initial Contact Form (doc) (pdf)
    4. Supply the following:
      1. Copy of Approved Proposal
      2. Completed Initial Contact Form
      3. Sequence List to be used (xls)
      4. IACUC Approval
    5. Contact the person responsible for schedule time on the magnet you wish to use.
      11.7T: Farhad Ghoddoussi; Email: fghoddoussi@med.wayne.edu; Desk: 313-577-6910
    6. Type of Funding
      Type of payment for the scan time.
  3. Once your Project is approved by the MR Research Committee, PIs must go to the 11.7T calendar to find open times to schedule their MRI. Also please use the most recent and updated MR screening sheet (doc) (pdf) to screen the person performing the MRI exam.

Animal Research Subject Management

  1. Documentation
    1. The following documents must be on file in the MR Research Facility prior to the start of any animal research project.
    1. Initial Contact Form Completed
    2. Copy of IACUC approval
    3. Copy of IACUC approved protocol
  2. Scheduling
  3. Priority of the proposal regarding magnet and personnel time
    NIH funding > Industry funding > No funding
    1. All small animal research (mice/rats) utilizing MR 11.7T facilities/personnel need to be scheduled through the 11.7T Manager or designate.
  4. Safety
    1. The PI and staff associated with the research must familiarize themselves with magnet safety rules.
    2. PIs are responsible for their own personal protective equipment (PPE) and disposables (gloves, syringes, etc.) as well as thoroughly cleaning according to the posted IACUC recommendations after their experiments.
    3. Safety in services can be provided to researches and their staff as needed.
  5. Animal Care and Housing
    1. Housing in Elliman is available but must be approved and coordinated through Dr. Elizabeth Dawe of DLAR.
    2. Housing and euthanasia should comply with DLAR/AAALAC standards.
  6. Animal Disposal
    1. Researchers are responsible for their own animal disposal.

WSU MR Research Facility Services and Pricing for 3T, 7T & 11.7T MRI

Service / Equipment NIH Funding Nonprofit Funding
(e.g., departmental funds)
Other Funding
(e.g., drug companies)
Off Hours Sequence
Testing (7pm-7am)
Unit
3.0T $584 $584 $876 $219 hourly
7.0T $175 $175 $383 $62.50 hourly
11.7T $100 $100 $147   hourly
Contrast $100 $100 $150 $100 per session
CD/DVD copy $7 $7 $11 $7 each
IV Patient Set up $25 $25 $25 $25 each
Cardiac Contrast Supplies $27 $27 $27 $27  
Oximetry $50 $50 $50 $50 per session
Contrast Supplies Auto Injector $26 $26 $26 $26  
Contrast Supplies - NO Auto Injector $15 $15 $15 $15  
Pregnancy Testing* $10 $10 $15 $10 per session
iSTAT - Creatinine Testing $35 $35 $35 $35 per session
MR Data Processing** $150 - $400 $150 - $400 $150 - $400 $150 - $400 each


















Charges for the use of the 7T magnet for ongoing projects will remain the same ($150/hr) but any new projects starting after 1 May, 2014 will be charged at the rate of $175/hr.

In both fully funded and developmental time funded projects, investigators are responsible for all auxiliary charges such as contrast agents, i-STAT creatinine, pregnancy testing, CDs and any other items listed as necessary for their scanning outside magnet time.

* Pregnancy test interpretation done by the MR Research personnel is charged as indicated above.

**The charges applied depends on the complexity of the processing being performed.

*** Scans done outside of regular working hours will be charged the standard scanner fee per hour plus an additional $150/hour.

3T DEVELOPMENTAL FUNDING COMMITTEE

MRI PILOT PROJECT Program FUNDING POLICY, June 2014

Overview:

After a series of recent meetings held in the first half of the year 2014, the MRI Pilot Project Fund Oversight Committee was charged with establishing clear guidelines for supporting and paying for Pilot Project time (defined in Bullet #1, below). The outcome of these meetings is summarized below, followed by a more detailed explanation.

Please note: Pilot Projects that were previously approved for funding but have not yet been completed must be resubmitted to the MR Research Committee (MRRC) for continued funding. (The expectation is that these Projects will be reapproved but because the funding source has changed, this step is necessary for all investigators currently conducting a Pilot Project (formerly known as "Developmental Project" supported by the MR facility).)

Projects that have full funding need not apply to this committee but should apply to the MRC MRRC committee for approval for scanning time.

In both fully funded and developmental time funded projects, investigators are responsible for all auxiliary charges such as contrast agents, iSTAT-creatinine test, pregnancy testing, CDs and any other items listed as necessary for their scanning outside magnet time.

Summary of the MRI Pilot Project Program

  1. The goal of the Pilot Project Program is solely to provide institutional support to investigators to acquire feasibility and/or preliminary MR data towards a future grant application using any one of the MRI facilities (human 3T system, animal 7T system and tissue samples at 11.7T).
  2. Investigators requesting scanning time for a proposed Pilot Project must submit a research proposal (not to exceed 3 pages) which includes specific aims, hypotheses, background and experimental approach. Applications will be accepted quarterly (Feb 1st, May 1st, Aug 1st and Nov 1st).
  3. Investigators can only request up to a maximum of 15 hours of scanning time; detailed scientific justification of the number of hours requested must be provided in the research proposal. Additional scanning time may be requested upon completion of the initial Pilot Project, and with a progress report and rationale....................(applicant initial agreement)
  4. Prior to submission, investigators must secure matching funds from their own accounts (such as their indirect account, a start-up fund account, a retention fund account and/or by the department/center/division funds) totaling 25% of the proposed scanning time cost. If funds are unavailable, a special request can be included with justification and a letter from the department/institution.
  5. Pilot Project applications will be reviewed and scored according to merit by the MRI Scientific Review Committee, which consists of MRI experts. There is a limit to the available funds provided by the SOM and OVPR in supporting this Pilot Project Program and, therefore, the awarding of scanning time for pilot projects will be competitive.

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Detailed explanations of the MRI Pilot Project Program

  1. Pilot Project (formerly referred to as "Developmental") funds will be used only to support users of the MRI facilities (3T, 7T and 11.7T) to acquire preliminary data that is needed for future grants (e.g., currently there is no grant funding). (NOTE: Typically the ratio of developmental time/paid time at most centers is approximately one-third developmental time/two-thirds research supported time.)
  2. Applicants for Pilot Project scan-time will be required to complete a formal application; applications will be reviewed by the MRI Scientific Review Committee on an ongoing basis (e.g., using the current approach). Approved projects with recommended hours of Pilot Project time will be submitted by the chair of the MRI Scientific Review Committee and to Dr. Stanton. Every three months, Dr. Stanton will notify all successful applicants that their applications have been approved. However, if there are more approved hours than funds are available for that quarter, the committee and Dr Stanton would meet to discuss funding priorities. THE LIMITED FUNDS AVAILABLE MUST EXTEND ACROSS THE YEAR. Towards this end:
    1. Applicants will be required to use their own indirect funds or grant monies if allowable to support 25% of the requested MRI Pilot Project hours; they may request a waiver of the fund match if they provide a compelling reason why they cannot obtain matching funds.
    2. Likewise, if the departmental funds are not being offered as the match, a letter from the chair must accompany the application explaining why it is not possible to provide matching funds.
  3. Applications will be scored by the MRI Scientific Review Committee according to perceived scientific merit and then arranged in priority groups according to the criteria listed in #2. In addition:
    1. In general, applications from investigators who have been funded in the prior four months would be actively considered only if there are sufficient funds after reviewing and making scientific decisions on the applications from investigators not funded in the prior four months.
      i. However, if an investigator has made good progress on a pilot project but feels that "a few" more scans are needed before they can successfully compete for an external grant, this consideration would be waived.
    2. In general Dr. Stanton will attempt to make certain that no more than 1/4 ($37,500) of the total annual allocation of funds for MRI Pilot Project are expended in any three month period.
    3. In general, Pilot Project hours will be limited to approximately 15 hours (10-20) hours per quarter maximum although this may vary substantially depending on the amount of hours requested a) year-to-date and b) per quarter.
  4. The MRI Scientific Review Committee will consist of MRI experts. The existing Scientific Review Committee will serve as the base, but shall actively recruit additional members. The committee members will then serve on a rotational basis. All submissions must be investigator blind at the time of the review.
  5. Requests for institutional support in the form of start-up monies for MRI use must be directed to the SOM/OVPR/Department Chair rather than the Pilot Project MRI oversight committee.
  6. When the $150,000 for Pilot Project time has been expended, there will be no additional funds from the SOM or OVPR for that year.
    1. Funding commitments (e.g., "new Pilot Project awards") will be subtracted from the available funds and designated to the awarded researcher as their pilot projects are approved.
    2. If the time allocated to an investigator for a Pilot Project is not used within four months, the investigator will be obligated to explain the delay and justify the continued need for the Pilot Project scanning hours. This request will be sent to and reviewed by both Dr. Stanton and the Chair, MRI Scientific Review Committee. If the justification is not provided and/or is not deemed as adequate, the allotted remaining funds for the scan hours for that Pilot Project will be returned to the central fund and reallocated to other Pilot Projects per the processes described above. .(applicant initial agreement)
  7. The Core Facility Financial Manager will calculate a rate to be used in evening hours for "tweaking" MRI sequences BY EXPERIENCED, CERTIFIED MRI USERS ONLY. This lower rate will not be for Pilot Projects; regardless of the time of day, the Pilot Project research time will all be charged at the same rate.

3T MRI Developmental Time Application

NOTE:This application form does NOT replace the APPLYING FOR SCAN TIME APPLICATION. The form described below need only be completed if you are applying for developmental ("free") time from the MRI center.

Name:

Department:

Academic rank/track:

Funding (current):

In no more than one page single-spaced please explain the purpose of your work including justification for the number of hours of scan time needed and on which magnet(s). (Please attach)

How many developmental hours will be needed for the proposed pilot work?.....................

For how many hours are you seeking support for developmental time?.................................

For how many hours will you be paying?..........

For how many hours will your department be paying?......................

Current amount of funds in your indirect account: (please verify with your departmental administrator):

Number of Developmental MRI Hours used by you in the past 12 months: ..........

How many of these hours did you pay for? ..........

How many of these hours did your department pay for? ..........

Did these efforts lead to a grant submission: Yes.......... No..........

In process.............................................................................................................................................

Comments:............................................................................................................................................
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7T DEVELOPMENTAL FUNDING COMMITTEE

MRI PILOT PROJECT Program FUNDING POLICY, June 2014

Overview:

After a series of recent meetings held in the first half of the year 2014, the MRI Pilot Project Fund Oversight Committee was charged with establishing clear guidelines for supporting and paying for Pilot Project time (defined in Bullet #1, below). The outcome of these meetings is summarized below, followed by a more detailed explanation.

Please note: Pilot Projects that were previously approved for funding but have not yet been completed must be resubmitted to the MR Research Committee (MRRC) for continued funding. (The expectation is that these Projects will be reapproved but because the funding source has changed, this step is necessary for all investigators currently conducting a Pilot Project (formerly known as "Developmental Project" supported by the MR facility).)

Projects that have full funding need not apply to this committee but should apply to the MRC MRRC committee for approval for scanning time.

In both fully funded and developmental time funded projects, investigators are responsible for all auxiliary charges such as contrast agents, iSTAT-creatinine test, pregnancy testing, CDs and any other items listed as necessary for their scanning outside magnet time.

Summary of the MRI Pilot Project Program

  1. The goal of the Pilot Project Program is solely to provide institutional support to investigators to acquire feasibility and/or preliminary MR data towards a future grant application using any one of the MRI facilities (human 3T system, animal 7T system and tissue samples at 11.7T).
  2. Investigators requesting scanning time for a proposed Pilot Project must submit a research proposal (not to exceed 3 pages) which includes specific aims, hypotheses, background and experimental approach. Applications will be accepted quarterly (Feb 1st, May 1st, Aug 1st and Nov 1st).
  3. Investigators can only request up to a maximum of 15 hours of scanning time; detailed scientific justification of the number of hours requested must be provided in the research proposal. Additional scanning time may be requested upon completion of the initial Pilot Project, and with a progress report and rationale....................(applicant initial agreement)
  4. Prior to submission, investigators must secure matching funds from their own accounts (such as their indirect account, a start-up fund account, a retention fund account and/or by the department/center/division funds) totaling 25% of the proposed scanning time cost. If funds are unavailable, a special request can be included with justification and a letter from the department/institution.
  5. Pilot Project applications will be reviewed and scored according to merit by the MRI Scientific Review Committee, which consists of MRI experts. There is a limit to the available funds provided by the SOM and OVPR in supporting this Pilot Project Program and, therefore, the awarding of scanning time for pilot projects will be competitive.

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Detailed explanations of the MRI Pilot Project Program

  1. Pilot Project (formerly referred to as "Developmental") funds will be used only to support users of the MRI facilities (3T, 7T and 11.7T) to acquire preliminary data that is needed for future grants (e.g., currently there is no grant funding). (NOTE: Typically the ratio of developmental time/paid time at most centers is approximately one-third developmental time/two-thirds research supported time.)
  2. Applicants for Pilot Project scan-time will be required to complete a formal application; applications will be reviewed by the MRI Scientific Review Committee on an ongoing basis (e.g., using the current approach). Approved projects with recommended hours of Pilot Project time will be submitted by the chair of the MRI Scientific Review Committee and to Dr. Stanton. Every three months, Dr. Stanton will notify all successful applicants that their applications have been approved. However, if there are more approved hours than funds are available for that quarter, the committee and Dr Stanton would meet to discuss funding priorities. THE LIMITED FUNDS AVAILABLE MUST EXTEND ACROSS THE YEAR. Towards this end:
    1. Applicants will be required to use their own indirect funds or grant monies if allowable to support 25% of the requested MRI Pilot Project hours; they may request a waiver of the fund match if they provide a compelling reason why they cannot obtain matching funds.
    2. Likewise, if the departmental funds are not being offered as the match, a letter from the chair must accompany the application explaining why it is not possible to provide matching funds.
  3. Applications will be scored by the MRI Scientific Review Committee according to perceived scientific merit and then arranged in priority groups according to the criteria listed in #2. In addition:
    1. In general, applications from investigators who have been funded in the prior four months would be actively considered only if there are sufficient funds after reviewing and making scientific decisions on the applications from investigators not funded in the prior four months.
      i. However, if an investigator has made good progress on a pilot project but feels that "a few" more scans are needed before they can successfully compete for an external grant, this consideration would be waived.
    2. In general Dr. Stanton will attempt to make certain that no more than 1/4 ($37,500) of the total annual allocation of funds for MRI Pilot Project are expended in any three month period.
    3. In general, Pilot Project hours will be limited to approximately 15 hours (10-20) hours per quarter maximum although this may vary substantially depending on the amount of hours requested a) year-to-date and b) per quarter.
  4. The MRI Scientific Review Committee will consist of MRI experts. The existing Scientific Review Committee will serve as the base, but shall actively recruit additional members. The committee members will then serve on a rotational basis. All submissions must be investigator blind at the time of the review.
  5. Requests for institutional support in the form of start-up monies for MRI use must be directed to the SOM/OVPR/Department Chair rather than the Pilot Project MRI oversight committee.
  6. When the $150,000 for Pilot Project time has been expended, there will be no additional funds from the SOM or OVPR for that year.
    1. Funding commitments (e.g., "new Pilot Project awards") will be subtracted from the available funds and designated to the awarded researcher as their pilot projects are approved.
    2. If the time allocated to an investigator for a Pilot Project is not used within four months, the investigator will be obligated to explain the delay and justify the continued need for the Pilot Project scanning hours. This request will be sent to and reviewed by both Dr. Stanton and the Chair, MRI Scientific Review Committee. If the justification is not provided and/or is not deemed as adequate, the allotted remaining funds for the scan hours for that Pilot Project will be returned to the central fund and reallocated to other Pilot Projects per the processes described above. .(applicant initial agreement)
  7. The Core Facility Financial Manager will calculate a rate to be used in evening hours for "tweaking" MRI sequences BY EXPERIENCED, CERTIFIED MRI USERS ONLY. This lower rate will not be for Pilot Projects; regardless of the time of day, the Pilot Project research time will all be charged at the same rate.

7T MRI Developmental Time Application

NOTE:This application form does NOT replace the APPLYING FOR SCAN TIME APPLICATION. The form described below need only be completed if you are applying for developmental ("free") time from the MRI center.

Name:

Department:

Academic rank/track:

Funding (current):

In no more than one page single-spaced please explain the purpose of your work including justification for the number of hours of scan time needed and on which magnet(s). (Please attach)

How many developmental hours will be needed for the proposed pilot work?.....................

For how many hours are you seeking support for developmental time?.................................

For how many hours will you be paying?..........

For how many hours will your department be paying?......................

Current amount of funds in your indirect account: (please verify with your departmental administrator):

Number of Developmental MRI Hours used by you in the past 12 months: ..........

How many of these hours did you pay for? ..........

How many of these hours did your department pay for? ..........

Did these efforts lead to a grant submission: Yes.......... No..........

In process.............................................................................................................................................

Comments:............................................................................................................................................
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