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

To request adding techniques to an existing project at MRL, select the 'Change of Scope' option (rather than the "New" option) using the links above.