Applying to undertake activities on the CMRA
The CMRA is available to all UC staff and post graduate students for research purposes. In addition the CMRA offers numerous innovative teaching opportunities for teaching staff at the University. External (non UC) applications for teaching or research activities will also be considered on a case by case basis.
All people (including UC staff and students) proposing to undertake research or teaching activities on the CMRA are required to complete and submit the application form (bottom of this page) prior to starting the activity.
The application will be discussed by the CMRA Management Committee. The applicant will be informed within seven working days whether permission to carry out the proposed research or teaching activity has been granted.
There is a requirement that once research and teaching has been completed, all materials are removed from the CMRA. In addition - information about the following may be requested:
Health and Safety
All teaching and research activities taking place at the CMRA will need to consider Health and Safety and plan and prepare accordingly. This is a mountainous site with multiple risks and hazards that need to be addressed before venturing into the field. To assist you with this a generic Health and Safety and Risk Assessment form has been prepared.
If working with animals on or around the CMRA, you must obtain Animal Ethics Approval through the University of Canterbury’s Animal Ethics Committee. Visit the website and fill out the appropriate forms.
Upon completion of your research at the CMRA, please send electronic (preferably pdf) copies of any published papers or reports that you produced as a result of working at the CMRA to the Field Services Manager, University of Canterbury. These will be added to the publications list on the website which will assist in any related or follow-on teaching and research activities.
After you have made full use of the data collected while working at the CMRA, please consider depositing it into the CMRA database that you think could be valuable in long-term teaching and research activities. Contact the the Field Services Manager, Univrsity of Canterbury and arrange to deposit the data.
Access and use of facilities
Accomodation bookings for Cass Field Station will not occur prior to completion and processing of the below CMRA application form. Access to the CMRA and use of the Cass Field Station facilities is arranged through the online bookings system at http://www.ffc.canterbury.ac.nz/onlinebookings.shtml.