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Node Use Policy

This policy clarifies the responsibilities and support provided by the PASSCAL Instrument Center for node experiments utilizing the IRIS/PASSCAL node pool.

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Community Broadband Sensor Repair Policy

ver. 2011093

The PASSCAL Instrument Center (PIC) has historically honored requests to repair community owned broadband seismometers. Significant resources are required to process, evaluate, and repair a broadband instrument. To ensure that we are able to properly administer these requests and that we are offering these services consistently to all members of the IRIS community, the following policy will govern the PASSCAL Instrument Center's handling of these requests.

Shipping for Experiments

Policy

The cost of shipping PASSCAL equipment to and from field experiments is the responsibility of the requesting institution. Accurate estimates of these shipping costs are important because they may constitute a significant portion of project budget.

Shipping costs incurred by the PASSCAL Instrument Center (PIC) are billed to the experiment through IRIS Headquarters. Please allow 2 months for receipt of this bill. If you have not received a bill by this time please contact IRIS.

To obtain accurate price quotes from shipping companies, you will need:

point of origin  final destination  projected pick up date projected delivery date total number of pallets (including an individual piece count) total weight

volume (l x w x h)

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Governing Policies

A variety of policies govern the use of PASSCAL and EarthScope Flexible Array equipment, and the support provided by the PASSCAL Instrument Center. These policies are vetted by the PASSCAL Standing Committee and the USArray Advisory Committee (see http://www.iris.edu/hq/about_iris/governance for more information about IRIS govenance and committee membership and charge). Links to PASSCAL policies are listed below:

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Instrument Use Agreement

Principal Investigator: _________________________

 

Experiment: ________________

 

Portable field recording equipment, field computers and other associated equipment purchased by the PASSCAL Program are being made available to the experiment referenced above. In return for the use of this equipment, the Principal Investigator (PI) is expected to adhere to the following conditions with respect to the operation, care and disposition of the equipment and data obtained:

1. Copies of all data sets acquired with the instruments will be made available to the IRIS Data Management Center in accordance with the PASSCAL Data Delivery Policy.

IRIS PASSCAL Data Policy

November 1, 2017
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Instrument Use Policy

Sept 12, 2006 INTRODUCTION

Portable field recording equipment and field computers purchased by the PASSCAL Program are available to any research or educational institution to use for research purposes within the guidelines established in this document. The intent of these guidelines is to establish the procedures to enable investigators to request the instruments, to let them know what requirements and responsibilities are incurred in borrowing the equipment and to know when and how the decisions on instrument allocation will be made.

Field Staffing Policy

August 23, 2006 PIC staffing support for field operations

PIs may request PASSCAL Instrument Center (PIC) staff to support field operations. The PIC will do its best to provide the requested support given the available resources at the time of the field campaign. The PIC also reserves the right not to provide field support if the field area is deemed to dangerous; in such a case the PIC will do all that is possible to ensure the success of the experiment. The PIC strongly recommends that all PIs take advantage of this resource recognizing the expertise that the PIC staff offers field operations. Any individual PIC staff will not be required to spend more than four (4) weeks supporting a field campaign unless special circumstances exist and all parties, PI, PIC management and PIC field personnel, have agreed. For field campaigns that last longer than four (4) weeks PIs can opt to have rotating shifts of PIC staff support.

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