STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES
- New users must run equipment at least 3 times during daytime operation (9-5) before using equipment after hours.
- Where applicable, reserve equipment before use.
- Use equipment only as it is intended to be used.
- Report any problems to a staff member.
ORIENTATION & TRAINING
New users must undergo a training and orientation program before use of the facility. Please contact Steve Shepard to schedule a time for training. Following Orientation, Non-BC users must complete either the Academic User Agreement or the Non-Academic User Agreement, whichever is appropriate. Boston College users must complete the Authorization Request form.
Non-BC Users must complete and submit this PO form. Please note that Boston College’s terms are NET 30. All facility invoices must be paid within 30 days of invoice date. Invoices that are past due over 60 days will result in suspension of user access until all outstanding invoices are paid in full.
Gowning must take place from the top down. Users are required to put on their cap, hood, suit, boots, and gloves in that order.With the new hooded suits, users are only required to wear a hood (no cap), unless they have long hair that may escape from the hood. In that instance the user must wear a cap in addition to the hood.
For safety reasons, we ask that users utilize the buddy system when working in the lab. When performing potentially hazardous/dangerous operations always make sure someone is in the laboratory with you. When a user is only in the lab observing—as part of the buddy system—that user will not be charged clean room usage fee.
The Integrated Sciences Cleanroom and Nanofabrication Facility has a 24-hour cancellation policy. Please notify the Manager at least 24 hours in advance if you can not honor your reservation. We realized that all projects require a certain process flow between tools, so one problem may throw off your entire schedule. Under these circumstances, the 24 hour cancellation policy would not apply.