Prior to being granted access to any tool in the cleanroom, a potential user must be trained and qualified for use of that specific piece of equipment. One should have access to the clean room, a UNI and Badger account from the onset as the equipment training time will be billed back to the trainee's group.

Badger account instructions and information can be found here.

1) Training on equipment should begin under the tutelage of a qualified user from his or her respective group that also has access to the clean room. This does not include access to the clean room. New clean room users need to follow the clean room access protocol.

2) If there are no qualified users in the requester's group, the requester of training should contact the tool Super User or staff for training. For some tools there are scheduled training sessions by Superusers for groups. Information can be found on the individual tool pages.

The Super User list can be found here.

3) Once the trainee feels as though they have had adequate training for proficient tool use, the trainee should contact the tool Super User to arrange for a qualification exam. Be sure to be prepared as failure will result in a two week probationary period until the qualification exam can be taken again with the same Super User. Should you fail the qualification exam do not circumvent the Super User that has failed you. This will result in suspensions from the lab.

4) Once qualified, the Super User or Cleanroom staff can grant 'User' level access to the requester on the specific tool.