We encourage researchers from the FSU main campus and from research institutions across the globe to use the FSUCML as a research base. Facilities available include classrooms, laboratories, and research equipment. If you need help in the field, in the lab, or with care and feeding of organisms, please contact our lead Marine Research Technician, Katrina Bayliss at (850) 697-3887 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Fees apply for support services.
Scientists interested in conducting research using the FSUCML as a base must submit a research plan that includes details on the type of research, copies of all permits, and the support required from the laboratory to ensure the coordination of all projects. Also required is a map indicating any field sites, the area being used, and the expected length of time the study will continue.
The Research Plan Submission form can be downloaded here: Research Plan Form. Please fill out the form (including copies of relevant permits and Animal Care and Use protocols) and submit it to Travis Mohrman, Facilities Director (email@example.com). Travis will help with project coordination.
The intent here is to avoid any conflicts among research projects. At the conclusion of all projects, the principal investigator is responsible for removing all site markings, cages, and other non-permanent structures, and cleaning laboratory space. See the Classroom Website for descriptions of habitats in close proximity to the laboratory.
All FSUCML users collecting organisms for research or educational purposes are required to have current collection permits from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (email: SAL@MyFWC.com) or other appropriate agency (e.g., NOAA, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service). All users should limit collections to the minimum required for research or educational purposes to minimize damage to the local environment. Specimens no longer needed for education or research must be returned to their collection sites.