Application Process

Download the Human Imaging Application Process flowchart for an overview.

1. Starting your project:

Projects can commence on the scanners after submission of an application which is then reviewed by the MRI Scientific Committee.

CAI is able to provide advice to get your project started. Projects can be conducted collaboratively or independently. The Centre will also provide the necessary MR safety training before your project starts.

Visit our instrument pages and identify the one/s you would like to book.

Contact the human imaging Facility Manager to discuss your project requirements.

2. Application form

Complete the CAI Imaging Project Application Form and return to

3. MRI Scientific Committee

All projects must be presented to the MRI Scientific Committee before commencing. When you present to the committee, you will be asked to give a brief (5 min) overview of your project. The committee will then discuss the project with you and provide relevant feedback or advice, as necessary, on scientific aspects of the project and best use of the MRI facilities and techniques available.

Meeting Dates:

The MRI Scientific Committee meets on the first Tuesday of every month*. Project Assessment forms must be received at least 7 days in advance.

*The first meeting of 2018 will take place on the second Tuesday of January (9th) due to a public holiday the week before. All other meetings will take place as scheduled above.

4. User Fees

  • For UQ Internal Users: view our fees online (access restricted).
  • For External Users, please contact the Facility Manager to organise a quote or discuss special arrangements.