Access to ISN Research Equipment and Facilities
Anyone wishing to access ISN facilities must comply with any and all MIT regulations pertaining to MIT campus access, including registration in Covid Pass and adherence to the rules thereof. For more information on MIT’s campus access policies, please see MIT Now.
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.
- ISN Access Procedures
- ISN Lab Access Request Form
- ISN Chemical Hygiene Plan
- ISN Equipment Available for New Training
- List of ISN Lab Equipment
- ISN Intranet (used to schedule training and equipment usage)
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.