Current Operating Status & Instructions

[last updated: August 11, 2020]
 
With the health of our users and staff in mind, the AIF staff will be operating the instruments themselves in support of your requests in this Phase III restart process. This operational mode provides access to sample preparation, measurements, and data analysis in all available laboratories and tools within the AIF. When possible and requested, AIF staff members can share instrument screens and/or connect over platforms such as FaceTime to collaborate virtually during experiments or analyses. These services are available to both internal and external users.

The submission of samples can initiate the process.
The new 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). Go here to schedule your drop off time. Users will be able to sign up for a 15 minute drop off appointment Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. There will be a drop off table setup for AIF users. Make sure to include your name in the “What” section.
 
A social distancing plan is in place for the receipt of samples using a container with enhanced decontamination features. 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: Roberto Garcia
    North Carolina State University
    2410 Campus Shore Drive, Room 246
    Monteith Research Center (MRC)
    Raleigh, NC 27606 USA
    Office Ph: 919-515-8628
 
4. Pick up your sample(s). For local users, samples can be picked up off near MRC 246 (south side entrance near the vending machines). Go here to schedule your pickup time. Users will be able to sign up for a 15 minute pickup appointment on Tuesdays and Fridays from 12pm-5pm. There will be a pickup table setup for AIF users. Make sure to include your name and phone number in the “What” section. Once you receive the confirmation email with your appointment information, please forward that email to the appropriate lab manager to let them know you have signed up for a time slot. 
 
4. If you have questions about the process, please email them to arlumpkin@ncsu.edu