To prepare for a new study at the Imaging Research Center, please follow these steps:

  1. Download and fill out this form: Protocol Initiation Form (PIF)
  2. Attach your protocol for review of safety issues and technical feasibility.
  3. Attach your approved UC Davis IRB consent forms or Animal Use Protocol.
  4. Submit the completed application to Jessica Hicks (916-734-4528, Please allow two weeks for technical review and processing. Once your protocol is approved, you will want to reserve time with the approprate resources (e.g. the Siemens 3T or a behavioral testing room, see below). Use of the MRI scanners is billed on an hourly basis.
  5. Be sure to get Safety Training and Operator Training completed for anyone who intends to run MRI scans.