Code of Conduct


The CEID is a community and space dedicated to empowering students to learn, make, and share projects. These are some of the guidelines that help the CEID run safely and effectively:

  1. CEID members keep each other safe.
  2. CEID members use the Center’s resources to advance its Mission.
  3. The activities of CEID members within the Center reflect the Center’s Mission.
  4. CEID members create a safe and fun place to learn, make, and share by being a good steward of the Center’s physical resources and being courteous of other members and staff.
  5. CEID members keep in mind their own and other members’ right to safety and a positive learning experience.



  1. Yale undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and research staff are all eligible for membership at the CEID
  2. CEID members have demonstrated familiarity with the current CEID Code of Conduct by passing an online quiz located on ClassesV2
  3. CEID membership may be revoked, at the discretion of the CEID Director, for failure to observe the code of conduct.
  4. Trainings for specific equipment are available for all CEID members. Trainings and written approval are provided for the Makerbot 3D printers, laser cutter, and machine shop equipment.


  1. If there is an accident and someone is hurt in the Center: i.      Call 9-1-1 from your mobile phone or a campus phone ii.     Get help from CEID staff iii.     Do you best to provide assistance while emergency response team arrives
  2. Follow all Yale University safety policies and procedures.
  3. Do not do anything that is not safe.  If there is any uncertainty about whether an activity is safe, please consult CEID staff before proceeding.
  4. If you see a fellow CEID member doing something that might be unsafe, tell them.
  5. If you see something dangerous in the Center, inform the other occupants of the Center as well as CEID staff immediately.
  6. For your safety and security, video cameras are located throughout the Center.


  1. Only take and use raw materials that you need.  Return unused material to where it belongs.
  2. Be mindful of the expense of raw materials, both in terms of its financial cost, as well as its environmental costs.
  3. Whenever possible, reduce, reuse and recycle.
  4. If material stocks are running low, please inform CEID staff immediately.

Portable Tools and Equipment:

  1. Only use tools and equipment that you are qualified to operate.  If you are not absolutely sure about how to use a tool or small piece of equipment, or you not sure if you are qualified, ask for help.
  2. Follow posted instructions. Instructions for portable tools and equipment are located in a tools storage area.
  3. Please return tools to their designated storage area when you are done with them.
  4. If there are missing or broken tools or equipment, inform CEID staff immediately.

Fixed Equipment:

  1. Only use equipment that you have been qualified (i.e. approved) to use.  Most pieces of fixed equipment have a qualification procedure and the posted instructions indicate how to get qualified.
  2. Follow posted instructions. In all cases, basic instructions will be physically posted next to/on the equipment or tool. Sometimes, additional instructions will be posted online.
  3. In some cases, you may be able to reserve a piece of equipment.  If a piece of equipment can be reserved, the posted information will indicate so.  Reserve as much time on equipment as you think you’ll reasonably need.  If your plans change, cancel your reservation.
  4. Please perform time-consuming jobs on equipment in other shops on campus.
  5. Leave equipment in the condition you found them (i.e. clean, organized and in its ‘default’ configuration specified in the instructions)
  6. If there are any problems with equipment, inform CEID staff immediately


  1. Reserve meeting rooms for only as much time as you’ll need.  Match meeting room sizes to the size of your group.
  2. You can use a meeting room without reserving it, however users with reservations will always get priority.
  3. Use lockers for short-term storage of active projects. They can be requested from CEID staff.
  4. Leave all spaces clean and organized.
  5. Do not leave anything in the team rooms.


  1. Keep CEID a fun, welcoming and effective place to work for everyone.  Avoid activities that disrupt other activities in the Center, or discourage other people from using the space.
  2. Ask for feedback and help with your projects.  Students and staff in the Center are a great resource.


  1. When resources in the Center cannot meet demand, CEID staff may intervene to give priority to activities that best support its mission and values.
  2. CEID staff may exclude any activities that do not support the Center’s mission and values.