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Access Policies

Access to the PCMM optical microscopy facilities can be obtained through iLab or by contacting Harry Leung, the facility manager617.713.8299

All of the microscopes at the PCMM are shared equipment and are available to both internal and outside users. However, PCMM users are given priority.


  • Unassisted: $60/hour, self-service
  • Assisted: $90/hour, assisted. (training is assisted use)
  • Non-PCMM, academic: $100/hour
  • Non-PCMM users, industry: $150/hour

    Note: Unassisted, non-PCMM, academic or industry users will be considered on a case-by-case basis


    Training is required for use of any core equipment. Five to six hours of hands-on training is required for unsupervised operation of all microscopes. A user must show proficiency in operation of a particular instrument before they will be given access to the scheduling calendar. For further information and to request training, please contact the facility manager.


    Users of the Microscopy Core must complete the Biosafety Questionnaire, have it signed by the Principal Investigator, before being allowed access to the facility.


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