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Laboratory - Accessing the Sample Preparation Facilities

Accessing the NCNR Sample Preparation Facilities

For New and Returning Users

For every visit to the NCNR, users are required to do the following in order to gain access to the user laboratories.

  1. Take the laboratory safety training. The training is a short lesson on general rules and information related to our laboratories. This training is in addition to the health physics training required to access the building.
  2. Familiarize yourself with the laboratory you are to work in.
  3. Plan what type of equipment and supplies you will need for your experiment.

For Research Staff

Before accessing the laboratories, NCNR staff will need to do the following:

  1. Complete the laboratory safety training and quiz.
  2. If you plan on working with acids, you will need separate training.
  3. Order a lab coat. Stacey Cochiara or Yamali Hernandez can assist you in this.
  4. Order prescription safety glasses. Please fill out the NIST-293S form to start the process.

During your time at the NCNR:

  1. All research staff are responsible for following and enforcing all laboratory rules. If you see a rules violation, it is your responsibility to correct it. If you are unable to remedy the situation, please contact a laboratory responsible.
  2. You are responsible for the actions of your users while they are on site at the NCNR.


Users are held to the following guidelines.

  1. Safety is our number one priority. All laboratory rules and regulations must be adhered to while in the laboratories.
  2. A close second is respect for other users and their property.
  3. Your work area must be clear and in order before leaving.
  4. Do not move equipment or supplies from one lab to another. There is a supply cabinet in E136 that contains extra supplies.
  5. The use of some equipment requires 24hr. notice for preparation.
  6. To use concentrated acids and some laboratory equipment, special training is required in addition to the basic laboratory safety training.
  7. Our facilities may not have the same environment and equipment as your institution or university but we will do our best to meet your needs.
  8. If you have any questions, please ask your local contact or one of the listed laboratory responsibles
Created August 30, 2011, Updated January 6, 2017