Private testing rooms and sound attenuated booths are available for rental on an hourly basis to projects for research purposes. The following spaces are available:
- A large testing room with a sink, small observation room, and audio & video camera equipment
- Two adjoined small testing rooms with adult sized tables and chairs, and equipment to allow for monitoring and recording a session from one room to the other
- Individual sound attenuated booths
- Eye tracker suite
An online reservation is required prior to using a testing space. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis.
Reservations for testing spaces or sound attenuated booths are made by authorized users in the Testing Space Reservation Calendar.
Reservations for the eye tracking suite can be made by authorized users in the Eye Tracker Reservation Calendar.
To become an authorized user of the reservation calendar, contact the CTC Engineer, Rob Olson, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608.890.3075. The calendars are accessible only when logged into the campus VPN and/or Waisman intranet. Instructions for using the reservation system are in the Help section of the calendars. When creating a reservation, please note the name of the lab in the ‘Brief Description’ section and the account code in the ‘Full Description.’
It is the responsibility of each project to manage their reservations. Please allow enough time in your reservation to set-up and prepare for a testing session, as well as to tear-down and clean the space afterwards. Be mindful that another reservation might occur immediately before or after your reservation.
Requests for rental of rooms by the month (not available for subsidy) are considered on an individual project basis and availability is not guaranteed.
If you have a cancellation, please cancel your reservation in the booking system so the time is made available to others and you do not incur charges. All cancellations must be made in the booking system by project staff prior to the reservation start time. Cancellations after the reservation start time are not allowed.
Access to testing room keys is via the KeyWatcher kiosk located in the first-floor main lobby area of the Waisman Center. Study team members who will need access to CTC testing room keys via the KeyWatcher should pick up a key request form at the Business Office (room 202), obtain signatures from the appropriate supervisor and CTC Manager, then submit the form to Spencer Eckerty in the Business Office.
Keys removed from KeyWatcher are 15 minute loaners and should be returned to the kiosk after the testing room is unlocked.
Keys will be assigned to project staff with monthly reservations. Other requests for key assignments will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Please see our website for the current rates. Any and all time that is reserved by a project in the booking calendar and not canceled before the reservation begins will be charged accordingly.
Please provide the CTC Manager with the account number to be used for billing. The charges will be processed at the end of each month through the Waisman chargeback system.
Blue parking stalls and hanging tags are made available for free to research participants. They are not for use by study team members. Of note, tickets may be issued to participants who park in the yellow stalls or do not display a parking tag while in the blue stalls. To obtain parking tags, please see Sonja Oetzel at the Waisman Center lobby desk or Spencer Eckerty in the Business Office (room 202).
At the end of every reservation, study teams are required to follow the cleaning procedures at the end of this document and sign the cleaning log. Please budget time in your reservation for cleaning. It is no longer necessary to make a separate reservation for cleaning.
The testing rooms are shared resources that serve to support several investigators. We depend on all users to help us keep them in good order. After each session, please tidy the space and return furniture to its original location. Please do not leave equipment and supplies in testing rooms between sessions. Requests to store equipment and supplies in a testing room are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Please report items in need of repair, restocking, or other concerns, to email@example.com or call 608.263.5192.
Please direct inquiries and requests for any testing spaces to the CTC Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-263-5192. If you would like technical information or support for any testing spaces or equipment (such as eye tracker, computers, cameras), please contact the CTC Engineer, Rob Olson, at email@example.com or 608-890-3075.