SMIF Reservations


SMIF uses the CoreResearch@Duke system for equipment and instrument scheduling.  You can access CoreResearch@Duke by clicking here. The following User Guides will assist you in making and editing reservations, and starting/stopping actual usage:

Important Things to Know about CoreResearch@Duke

  • You must have a Duke NetID and password to login and use CoreResearch@Duke
  • CoreResearch works ONLY on Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Safari.  Mozilla FireFox is not a supported browser at this time.
  • SMIF bills you based on your actual usage of the instrument or lab. However, the system defaults to your reserved time for billing if you do not start/stop your reservation manually. This also means that you will be billed for your reservation if you do not show up, unless you cancel the reservation ahead of time.
  • If you can’t login to CoreResearch@Duke or Select a Fund Code when trying to make a reservation: this means you probably have not been set up with a fundcode/project.  For Duke internal users, only your PI or Grant Manager can set you up – this can’t be done by SMIF.  For External (Non-Duke) users please contact to get set up in the system.
  • If you can’t reserve time on equipment that you previously could: Please contact SMIF staff.  Your equipment certification may not have properly transferred from SMIF’s old system to CoreResearch@Duke.

Equipment Reservation Rules

All equipment is available to qualified users as follows:

  • Cleanroom Fabrication Lab: 7am to 12midnight, 7 days a week
  • All other Labs: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

All equipment can be reserved up to 1 month in advance

The following instruments have limits on the length of a reservation:

  • EBL1:                    8 hours
  • EVAP2:                 4 hours
  • MICROCT1:            4 hours
  • TEM2:                   4 hours