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Become a User - UC Irvine

If you are a UCI user or you are going to pay your facility usage using a UCI account, you need to complete following paperwork to get access to IMRI facilities.

To have a collaboration with or get a service from IMRI staff without needs of independent instrument operation:

  1. Read the IMRI facility policies and rules.
  2. Fill out the on-line registration form for UCI users to create an IMRI facility recharge account.
  3. Contact IMRI staff to schedule the experiment.

To become a user and receive training for any of the IMRI instruments:

  1. Read the IMRI facility policies and rules.
  2. Fill out the on-line registration form for UCI users to create an IMRI facility recharge account.
  3. Take a safety training self-assessment at the UC Learning Center to determine your personal training requirements. EH&S's "Laboratory Safety Fundamentals Training" is a pre-requisite for all lab practices.  Take the online training (or determine if your training is up-to-date) at the UCI UC Learning Center. Add your name and record the date of your training on the Lab Safety Training Google Doc for our records. If you are going to use 1301 Calit2, you need to take bloodborne pathogens training as well.
  4.  X-ray users follow the instruction here, other users may jump to 6. Note that X-ray trainees MUST select "Radiation Producing Machines (Research)" in the training self-assessment so that the online radiation training class will be provided. That class is required for all XRD users. When the class is completed, add your name and record the date of the training on the Radiation Safety Training Google Doc for our records.
  5. All X-ray diffraction trainees need, print, fill out and turn in the Statement of Training for Radiation Users at your first X-ray training session. In addition, all women must read the Prenatal Radiation Exposure Policy, then print, sign and turn in the accompanying 'SIGNATURE NEEDED' form. Finally, all XRD users should wear a radiation dosimeter ring during XRD experiment. Users can request a dosimeter ring by filling out the Dosimetry Request Form (note: RUA # is M0106) and faxing this form to EH&S at (949) 824-8539, or by forwarding it through intracampus mail to: Radiation Safety, EH&S, Zot 2725.
  6. Read training policy first. To be on training waiting lists, please visit the Training Sign-Up Sheet Google Doc and sign up for any training(s) that you need; read the 'Home' tab of the google docs for full instructions. Please note that basic operation training is required before advanced training. To avoid missing any scheduled training session, please keep your conflicting time updated in time. .
  7. Key or keycard access is needed for IMRI facilities as doors may not always be left open. For the IMRI facilities in Calit2 building and Engineering Hall, please fill out this Keycard Request Form and email it, together with your certificate of Laboratory Safety Fundamentals training obtained from your UC Learning Center account, to Calit2 Facilities Manager Ryan Smith and Dr. Zheng. Alternatively, you may fill out the Keycard Request Form, get Dr. Zheng's signature and staple to it your printed certificate of Laboratory Safety Fundamentals Training. Drop off the forms in the box outside of Calit2 Facilities Manager Ryan Smith's office, room 3411. He will contact you when the card is ready to be picked up. There is a $15 deposit required at that time. If you have a key card for Calit2 building, then you need to get access to TEM  center in Engineering Hall, please fill up this form and inform Dr. Zheng. For MC2 users: Obtain a Key Application Form from the front desk in Engineering Tower (ET), room 916. Complete it, indicating that you are requesting access to ET room 140. Have it signed by Dr. Zheng, then return it to room 916. There is a $15 depoist required. 
  8. Please read the instrument usage policy before using any instrument.
  9. To work after daytime hours, you need to request to take a competency test from IMRI staff and pass the test. You must first complete at least 10 hours of daytime use (9am-5pm) on an instrument before you can request to take a competency test. If you already have plenty of operation experinece of the same instruments in other places, you may make a special request to take the competency test.


User Application Forms

Keycard Request for Calit2 Building

RD Only: Statement of Training for Radiation Users

XRD Only: Prenatal Radiation Exposure Policy

XRD Only: Prenatal Radiation Exposure Policy - SIGNATURE NEEDED

XRD Only: Radiation Dosimetry Request Form