All users must undergo training on the use of instrumentation prior to having access to the facility. The amount of training will vary depending upon user experience. All training is done by appointment and requests should be sent to the Director via email.
The core also offers personal in-depth training in methods of image processing and analysis using data acquired by the user. While this level of training is not required in order to obtain independent access to instrumentation, it is highly recommended. All training is done by appointment and requests should be sent to the Director via email.
Upon the completion of training, an internal user will be granted access to the main entrance door and to each room housing the instrumentation for which the user is trained to use independently.
Under no circumstances should an authorized user lend their banner ID to another individual or swipe their banner ID in order to grant an unauthorized user access to the imaging center. Any unauthorized access to instrumentation will result in the suspension of all user privileges.
All work areas should be left clean, regardless if another user is to come on the system following your reserved time slot.
Data is NOT indefinitely stored on the local acquisition computer. It is uploaded regularly to our dedicated server and removed from the microscope computer. Data management is a component of user training.