Establishing building and lab access for Non-PSU users (on-site users only)


Access Card

The User Facilities in the Millennium Science Complex (MSC) are open to the public Monday through Friday 7 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, please see one of the following staff members to acquire an access card; Otherwise this step is optional (i.e. daytime users of the Materials Characterization Lab are not required to take this step).

Contact one of the following staff members:
Jaime Reish jdr15@psu.edu, N-107 MSC, 814-865-7348
Crystal Robbins cdr227@psu.edu, N-317 MSC, 814-867-1559


Access Account

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 a $13 per person, 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.

Instructions for PSU Full Access Account

  1. Send an e-mail to the contact information below containing the following information: Legal First Name, Legal Last Name, Home Street Address, Home Country, Home City, Email Address, Telephone Number, and a readable copy of a form of photo ID (example: Driver License). The last four digits/characters of the form identification number will be specifically needed.
  2. Call the contact information below to provide the following additional personal information (because e-mail is not secure, please do not send this information via e-mail): Date of Birth and Social Security Number. If you have ever been issued a Penn State ID number in the past, please include this, as this number will not change. You will receive an activation email from the Penn State Accounts Offices. Your PSU username and password is what you will use to log in to the Research Instrumentation Management System (RIMS) and the research instruments.
  3. Email rims@psu.edu with your newly established username (example: abc123). RIMS will track your usage and charges. You will receive confirmation from RIMS when your user profile has been created.

Access Account Contact Information:
Leeanna Horner
N-315 MSC
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-867-3719
E-mail: lrm14@psu.edu

 


Training Requirements for on-site Users

(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 the Materials Characterization Labs:

  1. EHS Online Lab Safety Training -- www.ehs.psu.edu, click on Training under Quick Links, click Laboratory Safety and Laboratory Hazard Communication, click University Park Laboratory Safety (Initial).
    • Click on each of the four Prerequisite online training modules. Print/save the completion certificate for each module and email them to ehstraining@psu.edu.
    • Schedule/Attend your EHS On-Site Final Review.
    • Upload your final Safety Certificate at Safety Certificate Submission web page.
  2. EHS Electronic X-Ray Safety Training (required only if using XRD labs) – www.ehs.psu.edu, click on Training under Quick Links, click Radiation Safety, click Radiation Safety Education for Radiation Producing Equipment (X-ray).
    • Follow instructions for both the On-Line Access and then the Hands On Session.
    • Upload your final Certificate at Safety Certificate Submission web page.
  3. Instrument Training – Contact appropriate technical staff to schedule (MCL Technical Staff Directory)

Required for entry into the Nanofabrication Labs:

  1. EHS Online Lab Safety Training -- www.ehs.psu.edu, click on Training under Quick Links, click Laboratory Safety and Laboratory Hazard Communication, click University Park Laboratory Safety (Initial).
    • Click on each of the four Prerequisite online training modules. Print/save the completion certificate for each module and email them to ehstraining@psu.edu.
    • Schedule/Attend your EHS On-Site Final Review.
    • Upload your final Safety Certificate at Safety Certificate Submission web page.
  2. Nanofab On-Site Facility Safety Training/Orientation (Mondays 2 pm N-203 MSC) - COntact Jaime Reish to schedule: jdr15@psu.edu or call 814-865-7348.
  3. Instrument Training – (typically 3-sessions) – Contact Jaime Reish to schedule

After you have completed all required training, you will be granted access to the Millennium Science Complex (MSC) and appropriate lab(s) within.

Other specific EHS training may be required depending upon the lab to be used. Your technical contact will provide additional information as needed.

* 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 rims@psu.edu.  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.