12/3/2020: Phase 2 DBIC reopening

We have just received approval to expand research in the DBIC to include studies of all members of the Dartmouth community who have had a COVID test with a negative result in the past week. This includes undergraduates. The requirement for recent negative COVID tests extends to all research personnel who want to enter the DBIC.

Please note that only undergraduates who are approved to be on campus over the winter interim are allowed to participate in research studies in the DBIC. Please note that the DBIC will be closed from Dec 19 through Jan 3 (reopening Jan 4).

Please note also that PBS/Moore Hall has not yet received approval for behavioral testing of undergraduates. If your study involve behavioral tests, you may have to wait until PBS is approved for behavioral testing of undergrads in Moore Hall. The DBIC suite cannot be used for behavioral testing outside of the scanner.

The DBIC is open for scanning M-F 7 am to midnight, and Saturday/Sunday 8 am to 5 pm. Terry’s hours are Monday-Friday 8 am to 4 pm.

Policies and procedures implemented during DBIC's Phase 1B reopening are still in effect; the change for Phase 2 is the research population.

  • The maximum occupancy in the DBIC suite will be three — the participant and two people running the study.
  • There is a mandatory 30 minute interval between participants for cleaning and allowing the air to clear.
  • Please note that all COVID procedures regarding PPE and cleaning are still in effect. In particular all DBIC personnel must have completed COVID training.
  • TSA approval on the day of scanning is required for all, including the participant. Courtney will need the name of the participant at least 48 hours before scanning so that she can monitor TSA compliance.

Courtney will circulate a modified DBIC protocol application to register your intent to scan during this phase of reopening. Anyone who wants to scan during this phase, please contact Courtney for information and to get set up.

Happy scanning.

Jim, Tor, and Courtney