Before using any equipment in the Materials Characterization Lab (MCL), you must register to be a lab user. All users must sign up for a billing and scheduling account. Scheduling and billing for the MCL are processed by HSC Cores. To set up a user account, go to the Account Setup page on Cores, which will take you to links with a form to fill out. There are different forms for on-campus users and off-campus users. When you fill out the appropriate form completely, the last line on the page that says “complete form to submit” will turn from red to green and then you will be able to submit it. This includes filling out the Acknowledge Legal Responsibility part near the bottom of the form. for on-campus users, work authorization forms need to be filled out for each grant. A work authorization form can include all possible users that may use the lab and bill to that project.

Once you submit a work authorization form, your PI or supervisor will get an email message with a hyperlink, which is used to approve or deny the work authorization. The link is active for 72 hours. If your PI or supervisor does not approve or deny within 72 hours, then we will need to set up a new link. After approval, people in the Cores administration office at the University of Utah will enter the authorization into the system and will send you an email with username and password information that will allow you to schedule equipment and place orders.

To place an order: click on the HSC Resources Login at the top of the HSC Cores website. This will take you to a login page. Once you have logged in, you will see a page that will allow you to select various University of Utah Services.