Requesting additional space in RLE
Space Request Guidelines
RLE recognizes the importance of space as a valuable asset in the overall management of the Laboratory. The Laboratory’s view is that office space is for people and laboratory space is for equipment. Off-site storage should be arranged for archival data, materials and decommissioned equipment. New space is not guaranteed and generally cannot be provided for visitors, research affiliates and contractors/consultants. Using these fundamentals, the following criteria will be considered for the purposes of addressing requests for additional space:
- How many staff and students is the PI supervising?
The definition of a student is an individual at the minimum of the Master’s degree level. UROPs will not be considered. Staff includes research and administrative support staff.
- Is the PI’s research volume and/or program growing to the point where space expansion is needed to meet sponsor commitments?
- How much space is currently assigned to the PI in comparison to his or her peers?
- Standard office for students:
In 26 — Single bay with up to 3 students
In 36 — Single office with up to 3 students
Please keep in mind: Your request should be submitted with a minimum of 30 days advance notice. Please remember that space is finite. In order for one PI to be assigned more space, another PI may be facing a reduction in space, so as much advance notice as possible is appreciated.
Complete the following fields (all fields are required) and then hit the “Submit” button.