Establishing building and lab access for Non-PSU users (on-site users only)
The User Facilities in the Millennium Science Complex (MSC) are open to the public Monday through Friday 6 am-6 pm. After-hour and weekend access is by authorized card access only. If MSC after-hour access or lab entry into the Nanofabrication cleanroom is desired, you will need a either a generic swipe card (recommended for short-term users) or PSU ID card (recommended for long-term users). Otherwise this step is optional (i.e. short-term daytime users of the Materials Characterization Lab are not required to take this step).
Instructions for Acquiring a PSU ID Card
On your initial visit to the Millennium Science Complex (MSC), please see Lisa Kassab (contract information below) to pick up an ID Card Application. You will need to have identification with you. Lisa will direct you to the PSU ID Office to acquire your photo ID card.
Instructions for Acquiring a Generic Swipe Card
In order to log in to the User Facilities’ computers and the Research Instrumentation Management System (RIMS) you will need one of the following:
- Friends of Penn State Access Account (FPS) -- Recommended for short term users of the Nanofabrication cleanroom
- PSU Full Access Account -- Recommended for long term users of the Nanofabrication cleanroom OR any user of Materials Characterization Lab (MCL)
A full PSU Access Account will provide you with a username, password, access to wireless networking, PSU web authentication access, and MRI domain access (allows you to log in to MRI computers and instruments), access to RIMS, and your own PASS space for storing data. This is an $12.50 per person, per account, per month, for-fee service, charged to your billing account in quarterly, semi-annual, or annual increments, depending on the length of your Academic Research Services Order (ARSO) agreement. FPS Accounts are free of charge and provide web authentication to RIMS only.
Instructions for PSU Full Access Account
- Please call the MRI Human Resource Assistant, Lisa Kassab, to provide her with the following personal information (please do not send personal information via e-mail): Date of Birth, Social Security Number, Address. If you have ever been issued a Penn State ID number in the past, please let Lisa know, as this number will not change.
- Complete the Access Account Application Form by entering your full name in section one, address in section two, signature and date at the bottom of page 2. Return the form to Lisa Kassab. She will complete the remainder of the form and submit it to the PSU Accounts Office. Lisa will notify you when your account is ready and will provide activation instructions.
- After you have received your PSU Access Account Username, please e-mail it to email@example.com and copy Lisa. Your PSU Username and Password is what you will use to log in to the Research Instrumentation Management System (RIMS) and the research instruments. RIMS will track your usage and charges. You will receive confirmation from RIMS when your user profile and billing account/project have been created.
Instructions for Acquiring a Friends of Penn State (FPS) Account
Visit www.fps.psu.edu and follow instructions provided. After you have received your FPS Username, please e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your FPS Username and Password is what you will use to log in to the Research Instrumentation Management System (RIMS) and the research instruments. RIMS will track your usage and charges. You will receive confirmation from RIMS when your user profile and billing account/project have been created.
Access Account Contact Information:
202A University Support I
University Park, PA 16802
(PSU Access Account needed for registration OR a Friends of Penn State Account (www.fps.psu.edu) can be acquired to schedule trainings if you have not yet activated your full PSU Account or if in a hurry)
Required for entry into any lab:
- EHS Online Lab Safety Training -- www.ehs.psu.edu/training, click on EHS On-line Course Registration, View Courses, click on Laboratory Safety and Laboratory Hazard Communication, click Laboratory Safety (Initial)
- EHS On-Site Final Review
- On-Site Facility Safety Training/Orientation (held every Tuesday at 10:00 am in room N-203A Millennium Science Complex) – Contact Jaime Reish (email@example.com, 814-965-7348) to schedule
Instrument Training by facility:
- Nanofabrication Cleanroom Instrument Training (3-sessions) – Contact Jaime Reish (firstname.lastname@example.org, 814-965-7348) to schedule
- Materials Characterization Lab (MCL) Instrument Training – Contact appropriate MCL technical staff to schedule (MCL Technical Staff Directory)
Other specific EHS training may be required depending upon the lab to be used. Your technical contact will provide additional information as needed.
After you have acquired your PSU ID or generic swipe card and completed all required training, you will be granted access into the Millennium Science Complex (MSC) and labs within.