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University of Connecticut Health Center - Know Better Care The Gregory P. Mullen NMR Structural Biology Facility & Biophysics Core Facility

Policies

Scheduling

  • Scheduling for the 500, 600, and 800 NMR instruments is performed by sending your request to Mark Maciejewski at markm@uchc.edu. Note that the schedule for the instruments is somewhat floating. If an issue arises with a spectrometer the whole schedule may be slid forward. The facility manager will be in touch will all users prior to their scheduled time to firm up dates.
  • Scheduling for the 400 NMR, CD, Fermenter, Fluorimeter, and SPR instruments is performed by using the Faces Scheduling System. Send an email to Mark Maciejewski at markm@uchc.edu to setup a login.

Training & Access

  • All users need to be trained and cleared by the facility manager to use the NMR or Biophysical Core instruments on their own. Fees may apply.
  • Users of the NMR facility in LSB028 should obtain an ID badge to access the facility. Contact Mark Maciejewski at markm@uchc.edu to activate ID badges for access.
  • For outside users see the FAQ section for information on how to obtain an ID badge.
  • Access to the biophysical core, L-2044, is through a key code. Contact Mark Maciejewski at markm@uchc.edu for the code.

Data

  • It is the users responsibility to transfer data and parameter files from the instrument computers after data has been collected.
  • There are no backups of data stored on the NMR or Biophysics core instruments. It is the policy of the facility to not delete data files, but we take no responsibility for data loss due to computer upgrades or failures.

NMR

  • Due to tight time constraints on the 800, samples should be pre-screened on the lower field instruments first before booking. In addition, preference for instrument time will be given to samples and experiments that will benefit greatest from the higher field.
  • Do not leave the door propped open, as this will adversely affect the room temperature stability.
  • To avoid dust from falling into the upper barrel always place a plastic cap over the top of the upper barrel. On the 500, 600, and 800 it is easiest to use the eject/insert switch at the top of the magnet for sample ejecting and inserting. This prevents the cap from flying away and allows you to catch your sample if it hangs on the upper barrel during insertion.