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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

Usage:
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.


Fees:

  • 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:

    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.


    Biosafety:

    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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