are available for use by researchers and students under
training programmes – the Analytical Lab in the Shell
Building and the Wet Lab. A solar drying room is available
for initial drying of bulky materials.
The Analytical Lab
lab is equipped with :
• 2 large drying ovens (30°C - 220°C)
• Furnace Oven (1200°C)
• 2 electronic top-pan balances
• Fridge and a freezer
• Water distiller
• Fume Cupboard
• Stereoscopic microscope and cold light source
• Dehumidified store
• Chemical store
The Wet Lab
and sorting of specimens or samples can be carried out in
the wet lab. The lab is equipped with several of sinks,
a storeroom for researcher use and a small drying oven.
COMPUTER ROOM & LIBRARY
The Royal Society provides
a network of regularly upgraded computers at DVFC. The
current system comprises a network of Compaq PCs-3 located
in the computer room (along with the server) and another
one in the library. All PCs are loaded with MS Office
and a range of specialist applications for research.
also network connection points in the computer room and
library for researchers’ own notebooks. Each of the
network PCs has full-time broadband on-line access via satellite.
The general Danum email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
The Senior Scientist or
one of the Research Assistants will set you up with a
user account and password to allow network access and
advice on file saving procedures. The computer room is
for researchers use only.
The DVFC library is well stocked and up to date
with books covering a broad range of natural history, forest
management, conservation and other related topics.
Available for use by all researchers and research-related
visitors. All titles are held on an MS Access database.
• Danum Thesis and books which are no longer in print
are kept in a locked case – If you need help, please
seek assistance from the Research Assistant.
OTHER FACILITIES FOR RESEARCH
Society employs a team of 8 full-time Research Assistants
at DVFC. The Research Assistants are highly trained with
a wide range of practical research skills. All the research
assistants are computer literate and experienced in the
use of specialist software associated with their particular
areas of expertise.