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Service and Project

Service and Project

Prospective external users will make contact with the IMRI via its website, staff email address and phone number to get detailed information about IMRI facility capabilities and to become IMRI  facility users. IMRI staff will coordinate with the external users for training and to reserve equipment as appropriate, whether this is just an hour on a single instrument for a regional user or large coordinated blocks of time on a number of different tools months in advance for a user visiting the IMRI from across the country. Trained external users can also reserve instrument time on their own using existing web-based reservation systems for the IMRI. External users interested in foundry services or to have samples made/characterized for them by IMRI staff can easily be accommodated via a simple sales and service contract. If external user demand of the IMRI facilities becomes overwhelmingly high for any substantial period of time, the IMRI staff will temporarily require new users to submit a one-page mini proposal of the work they wish to carry out in the IMRI. These proposals will be vetted by a standing working group of the IMRI Directors and relevant staff and proposed projects approved/declined on the basis of scientific merit, alignment with UCI academic programs, and IMRI logistical capacity. IMRI staff may collaborate with external users as well.