Becoming a User

The MRL Central Research Facilities operate as user facilities; the preferred mode of operation is self-use after completing the necessary training. In certain cases when advanced characterization is required or if the project is short-term, facility staff can perform the analysis/processing of samples for users. Researchers who are not from the University of Illinois are required to sign a facility use agreement for self-use and a technical testing agreement for sample analysis by staff. Everyone is required to submit a proposal.

For more information on the fee structure, please visit the Usage Rates section.