The Testbeds’ resources are available to all qualified users affiliated with the University of Washington, other educational institutions, and private industry. Most users of the facility are trained by experienced staff to perform their own experiments, but if you need an especially sensitive instrument or only have several samples, it may be more efficient to have the staff run the experiment for you. We recommend contacting a staff member before starting the registration process.
There are three steps to get access to the facility: Registration, Orientation, and Training.
Registration: Prospective researchers and their PIs/administrators first need to register through WCET’s online reservation and billing system, Coral. The registration wizard will ask for your role in the project, contact and billing information, and a brief description of the project to help our staff provide the best assistance possible. Once you finish the registration, you will have an account in Coral, which you can use to complete safety trainings, reserve space or instrumentation, and manage your account details.
Orientation: All hands-on researchers working in our laboratory are required to complete UW safety training and a free 30-minute new user orientation before instrument-specific training can begin. You will find the schedule of new user orientations in Coral. Feel free to contact a staff member if it is difficult for you to make the scheduled orientations and we will do our best to accommodate. Safety training and orientation are not required for remote/staff-assisted users.
Request Training or Instrument Time: After you have completed registration and orientation, set up a training session for the instrument you would like to use (hands-on users) or schedule a time to run your samples (remote/staff assisted users). If you are unsure whether instrument training is the best option, or would like help choosing the best instrument for your needs, we invite you to contact our staff directly for consultation. In addition to training, we offer sample preparation and characterization services for clients who, for a variety of reasons, elect not to learn instrument operation.
Get started by logging into Coral using the link to the right.