Hours of Operation:
AIF equipment is available to all trained users 24/7 on an unassisted basis. New users will be trained on microscopes between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, when staff are available to assist. Access to the AIF outside of these hours will only be permitted once the user demonstrates sufficient competency to use the microscope unsupervised. Please contact staff members at least a week before you will need assistance, as microscope availability is limited.
Access to Facility after hours:
We encourage unassisted use of the AIF equipment at any time, however our policies regarding door codes and unique user access must be strictly followed.
All doors to the AIF are accessible by a swipe card system linked to your
Einstein ID or a separated access card. To access the AIF after hours, each user must have
his/her own up-to-date Einstein I.D.
When you successfully complete training to use a microscope unassisted
you will be given door code access to the room that houses that particular
Door Access Policy:
Each user has a unique access code. Each user has a unique
access code. The person to whom access is assigned is responsible for all entries to the AIF with this
card. The expiration date of your access coincides with the end date on
your Einstein ID. card. If you lose your I.D. or access card, it is your responsibility to tell us to turn off
your code. If you get a new Einstein I.D., you must notify AIF staff to
update your expiration date.
Never give your card to another person. Everybody who
works after hours and who is allowed to work unassisted on a piece of equipment
must have a code. People who are not allowed to work unassisted do not have a
code. If somebody else is using your code and they cause a problem, you will be
Do not let anybody else in. If somebody else is
coming into the AIF at the same time you are but they are not working with you,
they must swipe their own card. This may seem impolite, but it protects you in
case they mess up a piece of equipment. If they don't use their code because
they enter on your coattails, we have to assume you are responsible for any
Any infraction of the above may result in a loss of door code and your
inability to work after hours unassisted.
If we disable your code, we will contact you and your PI.