Access and Training

Internal Users - UNT faculty, staff and students:

Accessing the Multidimensional Characterization Lab

Several options are available to UNT faculty, staff and students if they would like to gain access to the instrumentation within the Characterization Lab:

Option I. (highly preferred)
Enroll in the class and laboratory covering the appropriate technique. At the end of the course successfully demonstrate safe equipment operation procedures in a test given by an equipment administrator.

Option II.

  1. Independently study the theory and methodology of the technique using suggested texts and articles
    AND demonstrate basic knowledge and applications of the technique. An oral exam given by the equipment administrator may be required.
  2. After completing step 1 become familiar with operation of the equipment through observing approved users and operating the equipment under the guidance of the equipment administrator.
  3. After completing step 2 successfully demonstrate equipment operation procedures in a test given by the manager of the equipment.

If you have extensive previous experience with this equipment or similar equipment, only step 3 is required following approval by the equipment administrator.

Option III.
If you only need a couple of pieces of data, please complete this form or contact David Jaeger to discuss options.

Internal Access and Equipment Rates

Request training and certification for independent usage of instrumentation

Request staff assistance to analyze a user's samples

Start or update a user's account information

Lab Safety Training

Outside UNT Users ─ including university, government and commercial users:

MRF can offer external customers a Laboratory Facilities and Equipment Use Agreement, for external users who would like to use MRF facilities, and a Testing and Analysis Agreement, for external customers who wish to have MRF staff use MRF tools to analyze and/or test samples.

We will work with you and the Office of Grants & Contracts Administration at UNT to initiate the necessary documentation for any of these agreements. Include specific information about specimens by filling out a MRF Sample Analysis Request Form and other needs such as Nondisclosure/Confidentiality Agreements. This will expedite the process.