Request FOM access

New users must go to FOM (Facility Online Manager) and complete the "I am a New User" form, please do not include any spaces in your username.  If you would like to learn more about the use and functions of FOM, please review the User Manual provided.

For University of Pittsburgh internal users, you will need a valid University account number (32-digits) in order to finalize your account.  This University account number will be provided by your Supervisor or PI, pricing will be correlated to that account.

When you complete the form you should receive an e-mail confirmation from the NFCF. If you do not receive an email in two days, please send an inquiry to

After you receive the confirmation e-mail, you should review the NFCF Policies and new users must complete orientation.

The next step is complete the Online Orientation.  You may return to the complete New User instructions overview by clicking here.


You can access the orientation here:  Orientation is required as a first step prior to equipment trainings being requested.  I will get an email when you’ve completed the training, you will need to quiz at least 80% to pass.  Then we can schedule the brief walk-through from there.