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Self-Use MS Instrumentation

METRIC provides training on our MALDI-TOF and GC-MS instrumentation. Please request training and a METRIC team member will be in touch. Policies for training and operation can be found below.

  • A Financial Agreement (internal users) or Services Order Form (external users) must be in place before services commence.
  • All PIs are responsible for maintaining active financial agreements in MENDIX, including setting up agreements for new grant awards and adding and removing participants as the research group changes over time.
  • All users must initiate a training request in the Lab Management Portal.
  • Training will be scheduled within 1-2 months of your request
  • Training expires annually if the instrument is not operated by the trained user in over a year.
  • Building and Room Access can be requested here following training
  • Trained users must provide their own targets, calibration solutions, and matrices.
  • No sample preparation space is provided, users should arrive on site with spotted targets ready for data acquisition
  • Samples containing select agents and toxins or those requiring BSL2-4┬áhandling are not permitted.
  • Users should transfer raw data in a timely manner to their own storage device; METRIC will store raw and processed data for a maximum of 1 year post-analysis, after which METRIC assumes no responsibility for data storage.
  • Google Drive and Dropbox are the only allowed data transfer mechanisms
  • No External Hard Drives or Flash Drives, Web Surfing or Program Downloads on Data Acquisition Computers
  • No remote access to data acquisition computers outside of your instrument reservation period
  • Weekly restart for update installation required for all data acquisition computers
  • All users agree to cite METRIC in any publications or grant proposals for which data collected in METRIC is used for
  • A Financial Agreement (internal users) or Services Order Form (external users) must be in place before services commence.
  • All PIs are responsible for maintaining active financial agreements in MENDIX, including setting up agreements for new grant awards and adding and removing participants as the research group changes over time.
  • All users must initiate a training request in the Lab Management Portal.
  • Training expires annually if the instrument is not operated by the trained user in over a year.
  • Building and Room Access can be requested here following training
  • METRIC provides all gas cylinders required to operate instrumentation; only METRIC staff are permitted to change out gas cylinders
  • Users should transfer raw data in a timely manner to their own storage device; METRIC will store raw and processed data for a maximum of 1 year post-analysis, after which METRIC assumes no responsibility for data storage.
  • Google Drive and Dropbox are the only allowed data transfer mechanisms
  • No External Hard Drives or Flash Drives, Web Surfing or Program Downloads on Data Acquisition Computers
  • No remote access to data acquisition computers outside of your instrument reservation period
  • Weekly restart for update installation required for all data acquisition computers
  • All users agree to cite METRIC in any publications or grant proposals for which data collected in METRIC is used for