Terms and conditions for users of the Nano Imaging Lab  facility

If you wish to make use of the services of the Nano Imaging 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. Please read the information sheet on training. 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

We save all your images and other data 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.

If you generate image data as an independent user and have not stored it in the database in our facility management tool, you are responsible for backing up your data and protecting copyrights for the University of Basel and we assume no liability for any loss of data.

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 under ‘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 on 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.