3.5 Service Centers

Stanford University has several areas within departments which, based on the nature of their work, are service centers. The two categories of service centers are Academic and Administrative; the appropriate functional coding follows.

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Questions about this policy can be answered by:

David Ida

Sr Space Analyst

Cost and Management Analysis

(650) 725-7565

1. Academic Service Centers

Service Centers are officially recognized groups charging users for specific services. Depending upon its main users, academic service center space will usually be coded to OR, DR, AHN, or DA. To determine the appropriate Function Code(s) and percentage of use, perform the following steps:

  1. Identify the room(s) (excluding office series, Room Type Codes 300 - 399) where the service center activity occurs.
  2. Calculate the total square footage (ASF) occupied by the service center.
  3. If the total from step 2 is greater than 1,000 ASF, an analysis of the service center's revenues should be performed. The percentage of revenues by activity, (e.g., OR, DR, AHN), of the total revenues will determine the percentage of use by Function Code for the space occupied. Revenue analysis is now assisted by CMA after the year end close.
  4. If the total from step 2 is less than 1,000 ASF, you may code the room(s) identified in step 1 as 100% Departmental Administration [A(100)]. However, a revenue analysis is still the preferred methodology (Exclude copy centers).

The Academic Service Center category includes:

School of Earth Sciences

  • GES Stable Isotope Lab

School of Engineering

  • CDR CAD/Graphics Facility
  • CSD Computer Facility
  • EE Photocopy Service Center
  • Gates Building Photocopy Center
  • ME HTGL Lab Facility
  • ME Thermosciences Shop
  • ME HTGL Computer Facility

School of H&S - Sciences

  • Biological Sciences Stores
  • Chemistry NMRS Center
  • Chemistry Stockroom (managed by Fisher)
  • Physics Photocopy Center
  • Physics Stockroom
  • Physics Varian Machine Shop

Stanford Nanofacility Lab - SNL

  • Focused Ion Beam
  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
  • Scanning Probe Microscope (SPM)
  • Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)
  • X-ray Laboratory
  • XPS Laboratory

Ginzton Lab

  • Crystal Polishing Shop
  • Flexible Clean Room
  • Microfab Shop

Dean of Research

  • Mass Spectrometry
  • CNI GE MR 750 Service Center

Stanford Nanosciences Shared Facility - SNC

  • Scanning Probe Microscopy
  • FIE Nova Nano SEM
  • Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer Lab
  • JEOL 6300 Electron Beam Lithography
  • Soft Materials Facility (SMF)

School of Medicine

  • BioADD
  • Bioinformatics Resource Center
  • Cell Sciences Imaging Facility
  • Data Coordinating Center
  • Functional Genomics Facility
  • Fly Facility
  • High Throughput Facility
  • Genome Service Center
  • HIMC Human Immune Monitoring Center
  • Mouse Transgenic Research Facility
  • MRSIC (Lucas Center)
  • Neuro Gene Vector Virus Core
  • Neuroscience Microscopy
  • Protein & Nucleic Acid (PAN)
  • SBF Neuroscience Lab
  • Shared Fluorescence (FACS)
  • Stanford Magnetic Resonance Lab (SMRL)

Special Service Facility

  • Veterinary Service Center (unique function code)

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2. Administrative Service Centers

Administrative level service center space will be coded to either General and Administrative or Operation and Maintenance, depending upon its organizational affiliation. This category includes:

General & Administrative (Function Code G)

  • 
ITS – Shared Services
  • CRC – Computer Resource Consulting
  • Technology Training
  • Facilities Procurement

Operation & Maintenance (Function Code M)

  • Operation & Maintenance Shops, including Grounds
  • Labor/Event Services
  • Capital Planning & Management
  • Planning and University Architect
  • Utilities
  • Facilities Procurement

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