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If you are a user from a university except UC system, 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 external academic users to create an IMRI facility recharge account.
  3. Fill out External user agreement in word format or PDF format and  email them to Dr. Zheng. If you want to watch the experiment, you need to fill out IMRI Facility Waiver (Word or PDFas well.
  4. Contact IMRI staff to schedule the experiment. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Zheng.

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  external academic users to create an IMRI facility recharge account.
  3. Fill out the Sponsored UCInetID Application form, External user agreement (word or PDF) and IMRI Facility Waiver (word or PDF), and email them to Dr. Zheng
  4. Activate your UCInetID, visit UCLC website at the UC Learning Center, click "student and affilate request" and wait for 24 hrs. Then login the UC Learning Center  and take a safety training self-assessment 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.
  5. All users for electron microscope and X-ray diffraction units must read the radiation safety training document. After reading the documents, please add your name and record the date of the training on the Radiation Safety Training Google Doc for our records. In addition, all women must read the Prenatal Radiation Exposure Policy, then print, sign and turn in the accompanying 'SIGNATURE NEEDED' form.
  6. Read the training policy first. To be on training waiting lists, please login IMRI facility management system after you did item #2 and click training waiting list to sign up for any training(s) that you need in Google sheets; read the 'Home' tab of the google sheets 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. You will be contacted when the training is scheduled. If you have an urgent need, please let IMRI staff know.
  7. Keycard application: For the IMRI facilities in Calit2 building (1302, 1301, 1322, 2423), Engineering Tower (140 ET)  and Engineering Hall (1131-51), 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.  Calit2 Facilities Manager Ryan Smith's office is room 3411. He will contact you when the card is ready to be picked up. There is a $15 deposit required at that time. After you get a key card and receive instrumental operation training, staff members who is in charge of the training will inform Ryan for your access to the IMRI facilities. One keycard can be used for all IMRI facilities.
  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.