SCAC is open to regional, national and international scientific community or customers, both public and private. To access the facilities of the platform, users must announce the experiments using access document, available on SCAC website, send to (a few days before start the experiments) by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by traditional mail (to: SCAC-IRIB, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, 22 Bd Gambetta, 76183 Rouen Cedex, France).
After acceptance of the request, teams can access to SCAC in 3 modes including:
- Autonomous utilization (it is requested to the first users to follow a training to the techniques and devices)
- Scientific collaboration (more important involvement of SCAC staff)
- Request of service (SCAC provided to applicants a provisional timetable for the realization of the study)
The mode of access to the platform depends on the customer’s request of service, the degree of expertise and the access restriction to certain equipment of the platform. Depending on the affiliation/origin of the customer (IRIB, University of Rouen, public organization, or private company) 4 different rates are applied (see with Dr. Jean-Claude do Rego: jean...@univ-rouen.fr). Whatever the access mode, the SCAC staff is available to discuss with the applicant, the various aspects of its project, including experimental details, analysis and interpretation of results. All data produced in SCAC belong strictly to the applicants and their institutions.
Each project which will be carried out in SCAC must be discussed before with the SCAC scientists, in order to guarantee the feasibility, and must have an authorization of the ethical committee for animal experimentation, according to the rules in force.
SCAC users undertake to mention in the publication acknowledgments, using the services of SCAC. Experiments, which will require a substantial contribution from the staff of SCAC will be recognized as scientific collaborations, and the SCAC collaborators involved in the studies will be appear as co-authors on the resulting publications.