Instruments are key for scientists to do their research and are at the core of Clustermarket. You can find below some clarifications on how to set access rights, booking rules and even schedule maintenance events on equipment.
Yes. You can give each user individual booking rules and select the equipment that they are trained for and allowed to book. Nevertheless, we recommend using Groups to set booking rules for a group of people and instruments.
Yes. You simply need to assign the desired users and instruments to a Group that enforces this by selecting Yes for the booking rule Do bookings require approval?, This way you can accept or decline the booking requests directly on the Dashboard under Lab Activities (see image below).
Yes. When adding a new Equipment or just editing an existing one, under Show optional details, there is an option to Upload documents (pdf, docx, xlsx, jpeg) - SOPs, protocols, maintenance sheets - and Upload images (bmp, jpeg, jpg, png).
Yes. On the left side, under Announcements, click on New Announcement and select Equipment Related Announcement, choosing the recipients via a Bookings period or by Equipment.
We support bmp, jpeg, jpg and png as the file type and a maximum of 10MB for the size. There aren't ideal dimensions for it but they should be in a landscape orientation to get the best results.