There are certain requirements for using ABCRC facilities, that vary by the type of resource you wish to use. The reservation system will not allow you to make requests for a facility until the requirements have been met. These are:
Additionally, if you will be using ABCRC field and laboratory facilities to conduct research or educational activities involving vertebrate animals, you have an approved Animal Care and Use protocol. Note that protocols issued by other institutions must be submitted to the UVA Animal Care and Use Committee for review well prior to start of the fieldwork. Contact the UVA ACUC at: 434-924-0405 if you have questions regarding ACUC requirments. If you have questions about vertebrate work at the ABCRC, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Researchers are responsible for identifying and obtaining all the additional permits required to conduct their research. In particular, the Virginia Coast Reserve of The Nature Conservancy requires permits and waivers to access research sites on their property. Links to the forms are available here.
You will only be able to make reservations for a facility after you have certified that you have completed the requirements for that type of facility. You can edit your profile to make changes to it as you satisfy additional requirements.
Requests must be approved before they become active
reservations. For this reason, please submit requests at least 5
business days before your requested time (earlier when possible). The
status of a request will be displayed as follows:
Pending - a request has been made, but has not yet been approved.
Approved - a request has been approved. You should follow
the instructions added to your reservation when it was approved. Note
that dates or times may have been changed to coordinate your
activities with those of other users. Only ABCRC managers can approve
Cancelled - a request has been cancelled, either by you or by the ABCRC managers.
Completed - a requested activity has been completed. It
will now be forwarded for billing. Requests can be marked completed
either by you or the ABCRC managers.
Revised - a request has been altered, and should be
considered as "Pending" until it is (re-)approved. To aid managers in
tracking requests its previous status is also listed (e.g.,
Revised-Approved), but do not act on the revision before it has been