University of Pittsburgh Internal Users

Expectations of All Users

The NFCF is a multi-user cleanroom, please review our expectations of all users to ensure the integrity of the facility.  


As a member of the University of Pittsburgh community, you have the unique ability to have access to the NFCF after you complete the registration and training process listed below. For complete instructions on each step, please click the more information link.

1. Online Requests and Trainings - complete instruction for each step is provided at the links below.

2. Walk-Through Orientation and Access - once all above steps are complete, you may inquire to status of the finalizing steps below by emailing  

  • NFCF Staff Provides Walk-Through - click here for details
  • Pitt ID activated to open Lab Doors - after walk-through, an NFCF staff member will grant access
  • FOM access Granted - after walk-through an NFCF staff member will activate your FOM account

3. Equipment Trainings Access

  • Discussion of scope of project available with NFCF Staff
  • Equipment training requests are submitted in FOM, you will have access to requesting these once above process is completed.


All billing for University of Pittsburgh users is through a 32-digit University account number. This must be obtained from your department accounting staff  (students can contact their supervisor if they're unsure about the account number). The subcode for all account numbers must be 6491.  You may wish the review the Fee Schedule for NFCF.