User Training and Certification
In order to promote fair laboratory practices, prevent costly instrument damage, and ensure user safety, the Physical Biochemistry Instrumentation Facility will offer user training and certification on all equipment under its control. Qualification is MANDATORY – all persons wishing to use Facility equipment MUST successfully complete outlined training requirements set forth by the Facility Manager. The basic outline for qualification includes but is not limited by the following guidelines:
Workshops and Seminars: Throughout the year, the Facility will offer occasional seminars and workshops designed to increase awareness about our capabilities and also to provide key tips and tricks for users so they may receive maximum benefit from the equipment housed in the laboratory. Once annually, the Facility Manager will organize a User’s Meeting to obtain feedback and address issues or concerns. All events will be posted in advance within the Facility and will be distributed to all registered users via e-mail.
Card Swipe Access
All researchers cleared for Facility entry accept all responsibility for proper use of PBIF equipment, as outlined in the Physical Biochemistry Instrumentation Facility policies and guidelines. Failure to abide by Facility regulations will result in loss of card swipe and / or instrument privileges. Users who are approved by the Facility Manager for card swipe access to the laboratory must follow the guidelines set out below: