General Approach

If you plan to use the instrument on a regular basis or have a large number of specimens that you need to complete, we recommend learning to use the instrument for yourself. Formal training is required for most instruments.

Many of the instruments have an affiliated course at Michigan Tech. Training may consist of coursework, practical exams, one-on-one training, or informal learning. Check each instrument page in shared facilities for the appropriate training and courses.

Only authorized users will be permitted to use the instruments. Users can be authorized upon successful completion of training classes and will be classified as restricted or unrestricted.

Users are not permitted to train other users.

If you do not wish to be trained on the instruments, please schedule a time with the director or a lab manager to help you with your work.