Renting and sharing equipment saves hard-earned funding dollars for researchers by avoiding duplicate purchases. This comes at a critical time when the competition for grant funding is only the rise and is expected to continue to rise.
Not only is renting/sharing equipment allowed – the Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs) REQUIRE sharing and avoiding duplication of purchases. We won't bore you 😴 with the regulatory details (here they are), but renting resources saves researchers time, money, and places the upkeep, repairs and training responsibility on the equipment manager while allowing researchers to do what they do best – research.
Rheaply saves you time by facilitating user access to equipment, giving the user the opportunity to book time on an instrument the same way you would schedule a meeting with someone.