COBE Lab reopens 8 June 2020

As of Monday 8 June you will be able to book resources and recruit participants in COBE Lab. When the lab opens it will be with a range of guidelines that you have to follow.

2020.05.28 | Cognition and Behavior Lab

As of Monday 8 June you will be able to book resources and recruit participants in COBE Lab. When the lab opens it will be with a range of guidelines that you have to follow, when collecting data in our facilities. 

The guidelines is found below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at cobelab@au.dk.

Guidelines and instructions for studies at COBE Lab

Limited activies and stay at the lab

  • Only plan and book the sessions you need and use! There is a limit to activities in COBE Lab and your unused but booked timeslots will result in other researchers not being able to run their sessions.
  • Only one researcher or research assistant is allowed per study unless otherwise is coordinated with lab management.
  • Only 2 persons allowed in the research assistant office at a time. We have reserved office I108 as an extra research assistant space if this becomes necessary.
  • Avoid unnecessary stay at the lab.

Activities and participants

  • The front door to the lab is still locked for students and other visitors. Participants will ring the door bell and researchers/research assistants will let them inside.
  • Maximum is 1 participant at a time in the small lab rooms (lab 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E and 2F).
  • Maximum is 8 participants at a time in the large computer labs (lab 1A and 1B). Participants must be seated in every other booth to keep a distance.
  • Participants must keep distance to each other in waiting areas.
  • Researchers and research assistants must help to ensure that the participants do not crowd in the waiting areas. 
  • Avoid physical contacts such as a handshake.
  • Open windows occasionally to ensure air circulation - as a minimum before and after each session.
  • Reserve enough time between sessions to clean, desinfect and ventilate the lab room (cleaning agents are available in the labs).
  • Ask participants to come right at their scheduled time and not before to avoid time in the waiting area.

Cleaning before and after each session

  • Labs and equipment must be cleaned before and after use by the researcher/research assistant. Surfaces, keyboards, mice, door handles, equipment and other contact points must be cleaned with water and soap before and after each session. 
  • Pens, used for filling in consent forms and payment information, must be cleaned before and after use.
  • Cleaning agents are available in each lab room. 

Symptoms of illness

  • Participants, researchers and research assistants must stay at home in case of any symptoms. All cancellations because of symptoms must be marked as excused no-shows in Sona. 
  • If any symptoms occur during sessions with the participant, researcher or research assistant the session must stop and persons need to go home. A minimum of the show-up fee is paid in this case.

Hygiene

  • Wash hands often and carefully - and before and after each session
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