3/20/20 update: DBIC continuity during shutdown

Dear Imaging Center Users,
So much has changed over the last few days that change the ways in which we conduct research in Moore Hall, and our day-to-day lives, including the temporary closure of the DBIC. We understand that this has such a profound impact on your research, and moving forward will, to the best of our abilities, keep this in mind as we plan for the future.

For the time being, the DBIC is temporarily closed, and Dartmouth just announced its campus-wide closure yesterday. We want to assure you that though DBIC staff will be working remotely, we will be maintaining the scanner and other DBIC infrastructure in the ways that have always been our practice. Our priority is for researchers to come back to a well-maintained facility!

  • Terry will continue to come to the Center once per week to run his weekly QA tests, and check on the general well-being of the scanner. Terry will also coordinate with Siemens as required for continued scanner maintenance. In the event of an emergent scanner issue, Terry is willing and able to come  on campus with more frequency to manage issues that may arise.
  • Kodi will perform his weekly QA analysis remotely. The QA reports for 2020 can be found here.
  • Andy has ensured that all of our systems are backed up. The servers will remain on and operable for remote access. Andy will be monitoring our computer infrastructure during the shutdown. If you encounter any issues with the server, please email Andrew.C.Connolly@Dartmouth.EDU. In the event of an emergent onsite issue with our computing infrastructure, Andy is willing and able to come onsite to resolve things.


We thank you all so much for your patience and flexibility during this incredibly challenging time. Please contact the appropriate DBIC staff member if you run into any challenges, and we'll help you in whatever way we can. If you're not sure who to contact, please start with me, and I'll do whatever I can for you.
Please take good care of yourselves,

Courtney Rogers

Associate Director for Operations and Outreach

Center for Cognitive Neuroscience; Center for Social Brain Sciences; Dartmouth Brain Imaging Center; Dartmouth Autism Research Initiative