Terms and conditions for users of the Nano Imaging Lab (NI-Lab) facility

If you wish to make use of the services of the NI-Lab, please register at www.nanoimaging1.unibas.ch . Give us a short description of your project and let us know which method for imaging and analysis you are interested in.

One of our specialists will contact you and discuss further procedures. We either offer full service for your project or you can choose to be trained on an instrument to work on your own. Your contact person will give you an introduction. Only then you are allowed to log into our facility management tool and book the instrument: www.nanoimaging1.unibas.ch

All your images and other data can be saved via the facility management tool in a database that is safe against data loss. Your data can only be seen by you and the NI-Lab team. The copyright of all data produced is held by the University of Basel and you, unless there are other regulations in written form.

In case you publish images and data which have been collected in the NI-Lab, you have to mention the origin (Nano Imaging Lab, SNI, University of Basel) and the involved specialist in the acknowledgements. If the contribution to a publication involves an intensive amount of work by a NI-Lab specialist, we appreciate very much to be mentioned as co-authors. Please send us a pdf-copy of your publication.

Our price list can be found and downloaded at www.nanoimaging.unibas.ch . All services listed will be charged to you or your workgroup.

If you damage an instrument with culpable negligence, you or your workgroup will have to bear the costs for the repair.

If you need special chemicals for preparation, you need to deliver these from your own lab. Please always discuss such items in advance with your specialist in charge.

Please take care not to endanger yourself and other persons during your work in the labs and rooms of the NI-Lab. Our labs are not classified for the use of dangerous chemicals. The use of liquid Nitrogen as coolant has to be instructed by the NI-Lab staff.

You are not allowed to instruct a third person to use any instrument of the NI-Lab. Training on the instruments is exclusively done by our specialists.

By signing this form, you accept the terms and conditions of the Nano Imaging Lab.