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APPENDIX D Site Visit Checklist Purpose, philosophy, brief history and anticipated future of facility Major equipment inventory (with cost, replacement cost, age, funding source etc.) Total budget and charging rates Funding sources (host institution, government, industry, other) Staff: permanent/non-permanent (faculty, professional, technical, stu(lent/intern) Annual number of uses per instrument Annual number of users per instrument (host, local, distant, international) Status of equipment Adequate, up-to-date?) For state-of-the-art facility, what additional equipment is needled? Is support personnel/fun(ling adequate? Most successful aspects of facility (up to five) Ways to improve facility, presently non-optimal (up to five) Complementary facilities (host, local, distant, international) Educational role versus research role How does facility meet host, local, distant, international needs? How does facility fit into national/international perspective? Recommendations to the committee (up to five) 12