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Lab equipment booking system

Carnegie Mellon University Mellon College of Science

By focusing on innovation, performance and exploring hands-on learning, the Carnegie Mellon University Mellon College of Science work help their students conduct cutting-edge research, create new knowledge and advance their fields.

About the Mellon College of Science

The Mellon College of Science, located at the Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) - a private, global research university standing among the world's most renowned educational institutions - focuses on innovation, performance and exploring hands-on learning.

The college offers innovative programs in it’s four departments - Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Biology -  and combines the close personal contact found at small colleges with the modern laboratories and extensive research typical of large universities.

Lab challenges

As with many research institutions that were hit by the global pandemic, The Mellon College of Science struggled to limit the number of people within their labs as well as manage the bookings of the instruments within the labs.

While considering creating an in-house management system the college started looking for tools they could use without having to spend a lot of time and money on a custom-built solution.

The results

After long searches and careful considerations CMU Mellon College of Science decided to try Clustermarket - an easy-to-use lab equipment booking system.

Clustermarket - a complete system covering all lab management needs - helped them have an overview of which users were using the instruments at given times as well as ensure lab access is limited to comply with physical distancing measures.

In addition to that, Clustermarket came free with no hidden costs and quick and easy implementation thus saving college the trouble of building their own solution.

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