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Birkbeck-UCL Centre for Neuroimaging 26 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AP, UK, +44 (0)20 7679 5475

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Weekend and Holiday Scanning

Certain days on the BUCNI scheduling calendar are designated as special to fit the advanced booking needs of groups with particularly challenging scanning requirements. Projects involving children or other special populations who are not readily available during the work week are given priority advanced booking access to weekends and school holidays. On these days, scanning hours between 10am and 4pm are available for special advanced booking (i.e. bookings more than one week in advance). In practice, this involves coordinating with the other groups running priority projects of this type and arranging a schedule.

For non-priority groups, there are two specific things to note:

  1. Priority booking is only during the 10:00-16:00 slot. If you would like to pre-book time outside of those hours and it is available on the system, go right ahead.

  2. Because priority bookings are scheduled in advance, any hours that remain available 7 days before become generally available to all groups. For instance, a Spring break schedule is typically arranged at the end of February and put in place. If during that holiday, you notice that there are unscheduled hours two days hence, then feel free to book them.

Holiday scanning

Weekend scanning