Sign up policies for internal and extramural users:

           All policies are subject to change without notice.


· Sign up for a time slot by contacting the facility manager with your request.

· If you are unable to utilize your reserved time please inform the facility manager immediately so you can be removed from the schedule.

· All students and Researchers must complete a training specific to our facility to be allowed to use the facility as approved users .

· Facility hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

· The facility is closed during all recognized university holidays. After-hours access to the facility is available with tutor at higher rates.

· Principal investigators of UNITS laboratories and all Extramural Researchers are fully responsible for any problem or misuse caused their collaborators when using the confocal facility.

· Please report any mechanical or technical problems with the confocal equipment to the facility manager immediately via voice or mail. This applies to all emergencies occurring at anytime. Dial 040-558-3895

· All extramural users are required to make payment and booking arrangements and submit a usage agreement prior to their confocal session.    

· Usage time of extramural users must be negotiated prior to their first booking with the confocal manager.

      Rules of good general practice for every User:

· Do not touch anything on the shelf the multi line laser is sitting on

· Do cover the microscope after use! But do not cover the epifluorescent unit until it is completely cool!

· Do not change any instrument settings in the software that will not be reset to the default value after closing the program

· Be careful with the use of immersion oil: do not spill it over the microscope or confocal device.

· Always leave ON the multi-line argon laser cooling-fan. This will cut itself off after 3 minutes. Then the toggle switch may be turned off.
Please leave the facility as you found it. Clean and Straight.

If you are unsure about the proper use of any of the equipment in the confocal microscopy facility please ask manger before you make a costly assumption.