Current Operating Status & Instructions

[last updated: June 9, 2021]


Per, the AIF is operating under Phase IV guidelines: “All research activities will be allowed with no occupancy density requirement in research spaces. Individuals are still encouraged to maintain a 6-foot distance whenever possible. A maximum limit of 100 occupants will be allowed at a given time regardless of the size of the space.”

Accessing AIF

If you would like to become an independent user at AIF, please follow the instructions from this website.

The submission of samples can initiate the process.

The process for submitting samples involves:
1. Ensure you have a valid user agreement with the AIF. For help with agreements, please visit this page

2. Submit sample details using one of the following two forms:
     Internal form 
     External form

3. Provide sample(s). For local users, samples can be dropped off near MRC 246 (south side entrance near the vending machines). There is a drop off table setup for AIF samples. Make sure your name, email address, and ATTN TO [lab manager’s name] are listed on your sample(s). 

For any users preferring to mail samples, please use this mailing address:
    Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF)
    Attn: lab manager’s name
    North Carolina State University
    2410 Campus Shore Drive, Room 318
    Monteith Research Center (MRC)
    Raleigh, NC 27606 USA
    Office Ph: 919-515-8887

4. Pick up your sample(s). For local users, samples can be picked up near MRC 246 (south side entrance near the vending machines). There is a pickup table setup for AIF samples. Please pickup your samples within 2 weeks or they will be discarded.


If you have any questions, please email them to