Equipment Use

There are two ways that the NFCF equipment can be used:

  • Service Mode: with assistance from one of our staff members with or without the user in the lab
  • User Mode: independent users must register, complete all applicable training, and be fully authorized by a staff member. (Only applicable to University of Pittsburgh researchers.)

Reservations for use must be made by internal users through the FOM system; written requests will not be accepted and may cause a delay in user research. Before use of any instrument, each user must sign in using the FOM system before beginning work and must sign out when finished. Charges are based on the usage time, so a failure to sign out may lead to unnecessary charges.