Laboratory Access

Access to ISN Research Equipment and Facilities

 

All users of equipment and laboratory facilities at the ISN Dedicated Research Facility must first complete the ISN Laboratory Access Request Form, read the ISN Access Procedures and Policies and the ISN Chemical Hygiene Plan, and attend a one-hour Lab Specific Safety Training class. They may also be required to undertake specific training to use particular items of equipment. Some ISN equipment bears a user fee; users of such equipment will be required to provide a valid MIT cost object when scheduling use via the ISN Intranet's reservation system. Please see the intranet for equipment details and current rates.

 

Access to ISN research facilities is on an as-available basis according to the following priorities:

  • Priority-1 — Work by MIT faculty, students, post-docs, and research staff to support ISN research projects, and work by U.S. Army and other U.S. military service scientists and engineers to support collaborative research with the ISN; *
  • Priority-2 — Work by MIT faculty, students, post-docs, and research staff to support other MIT research projects;
  • Priority-3 — Work by U.S. Army scientists and engineers to support collaborative research with other MIT Departments, Labs, and Centers; *
  • Priority-4 — Work by U.S. Army scientists and engineers to support research that does not involve a collaboration with the ISN or with other MIT Departments, Labs, and Centers. *

 

* People who are not MIT students, fellows, or employees require MIT visiting appointments (e.g., visiting scientist) prior to using MIT research facilities. U.S. Army personnel who need to acquire MIT visiting appointments in order to access ISN facilities should contact Josh Freedman, the ISN Assistant Director for Administration and Finance, for more information.