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UBSN Newsletter Issue 03

We are pleased to introduce the third issue of UBSN Newsletter (please click here to view online), which highlights our Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scanner.   Enjoy the newsletter and thank you for your support. 

10 Dec, 2021

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UBSN Newsletter Issue 02

We are pleased to introduce the second issue of UBSN Newsletter (please click here to view online), which highlights our 4 "News" - New Directorship, New Laboratories, New Website, and New Equipment Booking System.    Enjoy the newsletter and thank you for your support. 

30 Jun, 2021

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Launching of our New Booking System

We are pleased to inform you that our new booking system, the University Research Facility Management System (URFMS), has been launched. Please go to “Booking” to access the URFMS.  Please be reminded that a valid payment source is required before an equipment booking can be made. For further detail, please refer to the “Quick Guide for New Users” and “Quick Guide for Payment Source Owner” (prepared by RO).  Should you have any queries, please contact UBSN staff.   

10 Jun, 2021

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Relocation of UBSN is Completed and Change of Booking System

We are pleased to inform you that the relocation of UBSN facilities from Core ST to Block Z has been completed. The new laboratories include the Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory (ZB218, with equipment such as Eye Tracker, VICON, Rotational Vestibular Chair, etc.); the Neurophysiology and Brain Stimulation Laboratory (ZB217, with equipment such as EEG, TMS, tDCS, etc.); and the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Laboratory (ZB216). You are welcome to use the equipment in the new laboratories.    To provide a better user experience, our existing online booking system will be fade out from 9 June 2021 at noon. The new booking system (the University Research Facility Management System, URFMS) will be launched on 10 June 2021. The URFMS introduces several new features, including 1) assigning payment sources, 2) fund commitment and allocation, and 3) settlement of payment. These features allow PIs to have better management of their funding on using the UBSN facility. RO has sent an invitation email on 20 May to UBSN PIs to join the URFMS training on 8 June 2021. We encourage all the PIs to join the training session. A user guide will also be available on the UBSN website upon launching the URFMS.    Regarding the equipment booking, we shall have the following arrangement:  1. Users can reserve the UBSN equipment using the existing booking system before 9 June 2021 at noon.   2. For advance bookings after 9 June 2021, please contact UBSN staff (Dr. Kevin Yu for human equipment; Dr. Terence Tam for animal equipment).  3. After 10 June 2021 9:00 am, all users are required to use the URFMS to reserve the UBSN equipment.  4. Please save any required data (e.g., booking record) in the existing system before 9 June 2021 for your record if needed.    Should you have any queries on the above arrangement during the transition period, please contact Dr. Kevin Yu (kevin.kk.yu@polyu.edu.hk) or Dr. Terence Tam (terence.wy.tam@polyu.edu.hk).  Thank you very much for your attention and support.   

1 Jun, 2021

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UBSN on WeChat

The UBSN is honoured to be voted as the most popular research facility to be introduced in the column “理理專欄” on PolyU official WeChat platform “香港理工大學校友事務平台”. The interview can be read via the following link: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/6QQjp0Sf4cW6YoQmQ60qdA We thank the Alumni Affairs Team of the Chinese Mainland Affairs Office for their kind support.

28 May, 2021

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Application for use of the new 3T Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) system is now open

Dear UBSN users, We are pleased to introduce UBSN’s new equipment, Siemens Prisma 3T Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) system, located in room ZB216. MRI is a medical imaging technique to inform the anatomy and physiology of the body. The new MRI system is currently undergoing testing and commissioning, and will be ready for use soon. In order to use this new MRI system, principal investigator (PI) should submit an MRI project application, which will be reviewed by the UBSN MRI review panel, and all users, such as PI and the research personnel thereof, should undergo MRI safety training. Upon approval of the project and fulfilling MRI safety training, users will be allowed to book the MRI system. The charge rates for use of the MRI are 1600 HKD/hr for PolyU users, 3200 HKD/hr for users from other UGC-funded institutions, and 8000 HKD/hr for external users. For further details on project application and safety requirements, please refer to the following documents on the download page of UBSN website: •    MRI Project Policy of PolyU Human MRI Lab •    MRI Safety Policy of PolyU Human MRI Lab •    Responsibilities of Principal Invigilator •    MRI Safety Screening Form_English •    MRI Safety Screening Form_Chinese •    Template of Consent Form for MRI project Please feel free to contact our Scientific Officer, Dr. Celia Dong (email: celia.dong@polyu.edu.hk; tel: 2766 5384), should you have any questions. Thank you for your attention. Regards, University Research Facility in Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience (UBSN) The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

11 Feb, 2021

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