How to become an independent user

To ensure high-quality research and a user-friendly experience, our facility provides several resources for users. Follow these steps to become an LMF user:

1- Register and Submit Your Project Proposal

Fill out the User Registration Form and LMF Work Request (Proposal form) to establish project requirements, expectations, and training needs. Once processed, the LMF will create an IRIS account for the user.

2- Project Discussion and Briefing

Meet with LMF staff to discuss your scientific objectives and determine whether an assisted session or training is the best solution for your needs. Our experienced staff will work with you to ensure that your project is a success.

3- Personalized Training

The LMF provides customized training based on the needs discussed during your project briefing. Our experienced staff will guide you through theory and hands-on training to ensure that you are comfortable with the selected microscope.

4- Access the System

Once you have completed your training, you will have access to our system and can book time on any available microscope. Users are free to book and use the system on a 24/7 basis, subject to microscope regulations.

Join our community of users and experience the best microscopy training in Maine!

Contact today to learn more about our services and how we can help you achieve your research goals. We look forward to working with you and unlocking the mysteries of the microscopic world together!