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Onsite and Remote User

Whether you're coming to one of our sites or accessing our magnets remotely, here's the information you need to know as a user. 

Onsite User

If you’re coming to the lab to perform your experiment, here are some logistics to keep in mind for before, during and after your experiment.

  • Contact your point of contact regarding your arrival time for the visit
  • Make sure your clothing, footwear and experiment aligns with the lab's safety protocols.
  • Check in at the Front Desk and have them call the department’s coordinator to receive badge (DC Field uses key box)
  • Make contact with your user support scientist
  • Perform experiment with guidance and supervision from support staff. Each facility is different.

  • Return your badge and key (if applicable) before leaving
  • Complete your user feedback survey
  • Report your results and share your data, citing the appropriate funding for each facility in all presentations/publications that include MagLab data
  • Report all publications/presentations Make contact with your user support scientist
  • Get your materials shipped back to you as necessary


Remote User

If you are planning to use the facility as a remote user, review these tips for before, during and after your magnet time. 

  • Update your contact information, list of collaborators and funding sources on the applicable experiment in the user online system.
  • Work with support scientist to sign up for the facility-specific web conferencing platform that is used for audio and/or video conferencing and allows for camera control (e.g. zoom "Far end camera control", “VNCViewer” to access NMR/MRI spectrometers remotely [if applicable])
  • Test remote Zoom, VNCViewer, or other configurations at least one week before scheduled magnet time (if applicable)
  • Prepare and ship your materials
  • If applicable and eligible, you can apply for additional funding support

  • Maintain contact with user support scientist
  • Sign into the facility specific web conferencing platform (if applicable)
  • Retrieve and archive data for analysis

  • Make sure you have retrieved all data taken during your magnet time
  • Get your materials shipped back to you
  • Report your results and share your data, citing the appropriate funding for each facility in all presentations/publications that include MagLab data
  • Report all publications/presentations


Last modified on 04 January 2023