The administrative pages
have their own help page, accessible here.
The schedule calendar
is the main page for viewing instrument status, and the one you are
likely to visit most frequently. To use it, select the
diffractometer schedule you wish to view from the dropdown box and click
go. The calendar for that diffractometer will appear, overlayed with
users in their assigned time slots.
The usernames of scheduled users appear as hyperlinks on the calendar.
Choosing a link will bring up detailed contact information for that user
in a separate window. This facilitates contacting the individual who is on
the diffractometer immediately before or after your scheduled slot in order
to coordinate your activities.
The schedule calendar page can be accessed here.
The request queue,
not to be confused with the schedule, is a database of pending requests
for time. The view reqests page allows you to see who has requested time
on which diffractometer. In order to use it, select the instrument
for which you wish to see the queue and click go. All details of
each the request appear, including who made the request, when it was made,
the amount of time requested, and the desired start time.
Usernames appear as hyperlinks to their contact information.
The request queue can be viewed here.
Reporting issues is done using the online
form. Issues concerning instrumentation or other equipment in the facility
should be described in detail. Pressing the submit button forwards the issue
report to the facility manager, enters the report in the database, and
posts the report on the status page for that instrument.