The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Internal Users

Update 07/23/2021:

We are back to mostly regular operations at this point.

For training requests:

  1. Regardless whether you plan to do the experiments yourself or the microscopy will be performed by center staff: Go to CORUM and request an account here (Core Facility - User Authorization Form)
  2. Make sure you have an active payment source linked to your CORUM account.
  3. Apply for training for the instrument you want to use in CORUM (this will create a record which instrument you want to use, but not initiate an official training request at this point).
  4. Make sure your general laboratory and safety training are up to date (UMass OWL ).
  5. Once you are all set contact 'electronmicroscopy@umass.edu' to request training.
  6. Some portions of the training will be/stay remote.
  7. You will be added to a MicroSoft Teams Channel for the respective instrument, please make sure you are setup with Teams using your UMass NetID.
  8. You also will be added to a google chat using your UMass NetID.

 


Update 01-14-21:

During the current restrictions due to COVID the procedure to get access and training has changed until further notice:

We currently only provide training for the Magellan Scanning Electron Microscopy, which is done fully remotely.

Note: Already trained SEM users please contact us to setup access.

We are working on a solution for the Transmission Electron Microscopy as well - but due to the complexity of those instruments full remote training is probably not possible.

Instructions to be followed for any user:

  1. Regardless whether you plan to do the experiments yourself or the microscopy will be performed by center staff: Go to CORUM and request an account here (Core Facility - User Authorization Form)
  2. Apply for training for the instrument you want to use in CORUM.
  3. Make sure your general laboratory and safety training are up to date (UMass OWL ).
  4. Once you are all set contact 'electronmicroscopy@umass.edu'
  5. You will be given access to a Moodle course with additional information on how to proceed.
  6. Hands on training for the respective instruments will be scheduled individually once all requirements for access to the core facility are met.
  7. No personal samples are permitted unless you are instructed to bring one.
  8. Make sure to bring a notebook!

 

 

If you wish to submit samples for service processing please follow this link: Temporary Sample Submission Instructions