EXTERNAL USER PROGRAM


CNI is welcoming all external users who wish to use our facilities! Our user fee rates for Industry can be found here. External academia pay the internal users rate plus an administrative fee of 20%.

1. All prospective external users of any CNI Shared Facilities begin the application process by signing the External User Agreement and completing the New User Information form in order to obtain a Columbia ID and UNI (University Network ID) required to take safety training and to gain access to the labs. Please email the signed agreement to Melody Gonzalez mg3779@columbia.edu.

2. CNI staff will submit a request for a UNI.

3. Once you have your UNI go to Kent Hall building and get your Columbia ID card.

4. Follow the access protocol for the lab you wish to use (Clean room, SMCL, or EM). The account information will be given to you by the Melody Gonzalez as it needs to be created for external users.