Access to the resources of the VDIL is available to faculty members of the University of Minnesota Duluth for themselves and their research groups who have established a research project at the specific laboratory. To establish a project, the faculty principal investigator completes the Access Request Form. Proposals should be sent to the VDIL coordinator, the principal investigator's Dean or Director, and the principal investigator's department head. When completing the request form electronically, email addresses for the dean or director and the department head will be requested. The completed form will be sent to them as well as the VDIL Coordinator automatically.
If submitting the form by paper, a copy should be sent to the VDIL Coordinator, the principal investigator's Dean or Director, and the principal investigator's department head.
Lisa Fitzpatrick, Viz Lab Coordinator
UMD Viz Lab
1215 Ordean Ct.
Duluth, MN 55812
Access requests are reviewed by the principal investigator's Dean and the Director of ITSS, based upon the information requested in the proposal and on the following review criteria:
Relevance of the work to the lab's mission of imaging and visualization quality of the proposed research
Need for visualization and digital imaging lab resources and the efficiency of use of those resources
Principal investigator's ability as judged by past accomplishments
External funding or other evidence of successful peer review or future potential
Results of the principal investigator's past usage of visualization and digital imaging lab
Importance of the proposed work in its own field
Potential for continued research and development. Principal investigators may, if desired, include, as an appendix to this proposal, additional material relevant to these concerns for use by reviews