Duke Users

If you want to get trained and certified to use SMIF equipment yourself:

1. Contact your PI or Grant Manager to get set-up in the CoreResearch@Duke system.

  • Instructions for doing this can be found here. Scroll down to find the guide for “How to Add a Facility User and Link to a Project
  • Note: Only the PI or grant manager of the fund code can set you up in CoreResearch@Duke. SMIF does not have the ability to do this.

2. Review the SMIF Lab Safety and Procedures Manual 

3. Go to the SMIF Training Class Calendar and sign up for the appropriate safety and procedures classes

  • All users must complete the SMIF General Lab Safety and Procedures class
  • Cleanroom users must also complete the Cleanroom Safety and Procedures class
  • Chemical Hood users must also complete the Wet Hood Training and Chemical Safety class

4. Schedule training for the equipment you are interested in using by one of the following methods:

  • Go to the appropriate Equipment and Procedures page and click on the primary training contact name to send an email requesting training.
  • Train with a current certified user (e.g., someone from your lab who has been certified to use the equipment). Note – SMIF labor fees are not charged for this option

5. Contact the appropriate SMIF staff member to request certification on the equipment

6. Following certification you will be authorized to use the equipment on your own, and will be given access to the equipment reservation calendar.


If you want to have SMIF staff do the work for you:

1. Contact your PI or Grant Manager to get set-up in the CoreResearch@Duke system.

  • Instructions for doing this can be found here. Scroll down to find the guide for “How to Add a Facility User and Link to a Project
  • Note: Only the PI or grant manager of the fund code can set you up in CoreResearch@Duke. SMIF does not have the ability to do this.

2. Go to the appropriate Equipment and Procedures page and click on the primary training contact name to send an email requesting what you want done. If you are not sure what equipment needs to be used, send an email to smif@pratt.duke.edu and describe your request.