21.2 General Considerations
University property and facilities are valuable public assets, such that the University’s Common Spaces will be made available to the public as well as to University personnel to serve broader community purposes.
University resources may never be used for personal gain as a general rule. However, use of Common Spaces for Non-University Purpose may be permitted pursuant to the PRP 21 and rules referred to by the statements in this chapter.
University resources may not be used by external persons (either individuals or corporations) except for use by visitors whose acceptance has been approved by the University. However, the use by external persons may be permitted if the external person agrees to pay the appropriate price and if the President/CEO (Vice President for Buildings and Facility Management or Vice President for Communication and Public Relations in the case of University’s Common Spaces; Provost in the case of University’s Research Facilities and Related Services) authorizes the use in advance. Please refer to OIST Graduate University Rules for External Use of Research Facilities, Equipment and Services determined by the Provost for University’s Research Facilities and Related Services. Apart from the above, the use by external persons may also be permitted on a contract basis if the purpose of the use is to provide welfare programs to University students, faculty and staff members or to entrust the work of the University.
University may charge internal and external users for the partial use of the University’s buildings or use of the University’s research facilities or services. The usage charge for a part of the University’s buildings and services as well as the “appropriate price” pursuant to the Article 21.2.3 of the PRP are stipulated separately. The usage fee for University’s Research Facilities and the Related Services are provided by the procedure stipulated in Article 21.3.7 of the PRP.