1. At all times, no drinking, eating, grooming (e.g. hair, skin, lips) is allowed in either the microscope rooms or in the sample preparatory laboratory.
  2. Know all the risks associated with any samples or consumables brought into the EM labs. If your work requires IACUC/IBC protocols related to human pathogens or biohazardous agents, please notify the EM staff beforehand.  Any research requiring biosafety level 2 protocols must be scheduled well in advance, and such studies will not be permitted without prior consultation. Moreover, work practices, protective equipment and decontamination methods will all have to be discussed.
  3. User labs producing samples using recombinant or synthetic DNA are not required to notify facility staff; however, it is still important to have obtained an institutional IBC protocol supporting such methods prior to bringing any nucleic acids here.