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External Users

External Academic Users

An External Academic User is anyone who does not have a direct BU affiliation, or who is not paid for by charges to an internal BU account, but who works for a research project of another University or other academic establishment (including hospital-based research). Research personnel from outside academic organizations are granted use of the ADL Lab, when it is determined that the proposed service will not interfere with the progress of Binghamton University research projects. Collaborative programs with Binghamton University faculty and staff are encouraged where such arrangements would enhance the research capability of both parties.

Access to Facilities

The following steps are followed, in order, to become an External Academic User of the Analytical and Diagnostic Laboratory:

1.       New or interested users should register for access to the lab by visiting the ADL website. Registration includes completion of an External User Application, which must be signed by an authorized officer in the user’s organization. The Application includes a short proposal describing the work to be conducted in the lab. This document serves to inform the lab staff as to the equipment and materials users will need, as well as help plan for workload in the lab. Please print the application form, complete it, gain appropriate signatures and submit it to the Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging Center, Binghamton University, PO Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000 (Room 1600, Biotechnology Building at the ITC, 85 Murray Hill Rd.) It takes approximately three days to process a new application. Applications are reviewed by the ADL Laboratory Manager. Once validated, registered lab users will be notified via email with their user ID and password, and can then log onto the Scheduling Software on the ADL website.

2.  Authorizations to use the facilities for specific projects are granted for a period of one year. Re-application and re-approval are necessary prior to the expiration date of the agreement.

3.  If your organization requires formal payment documentation in addition to the signed User Agreement (Such as a Purchase Order), please issue to "The Research Foundation Of SUNY, The Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging Center " and forward to :
The Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging Center,
Binghamton University,
PO Box 6000,
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

4.  Users are then issued a Binghamton University (BU) Guest ID card to access the ADL Lab. The ID card can be used only by the person it is issued to. Contact the Laboratory Manager concerning lost or forgotten ID cards. ID cards must be returned when laboratory use is terminated.

5.  Users should make an appointment with the assigned Instrument Manager for the instrument they wish to use. Further information for specific equipment is available on the ADL website.

6.  When you receive training for an instrument, your trainer will demonstrate how to logon. Type your password on the login computer, select Logon and select the instrument you want to use. Select exit this menu and you should see your user name next to the instrument. Before logging in, make sure that no one else is already using the instrument and that the instrument is not unavailable for service. Remember to logoff the instrument in the same way when you are done using it. You will see a summary of the time and the bill for your instrument use.

7.  All users will be required to have a Binghamton University parking pass while using the facilities. These are available in the Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging Center, Room 1600, Biotechnology Building, at the ITC, 85 Murray Hill Road.

8. The Center's Administrative Office invoices for use of facilities based on the approved rate schedule. This schedule is subject to change. Billing is based on the actual logged usage of instrumentation. Most fees for instrument use are billed on an hourly basis, in 30 min intervals. In addition, fees for supplies and materials for certain instruments may be applied. Charges are due when billed. Failure to pay in a timely way is grounds for the termination of this agreement.

Checks should be made payable to The Research Foundation of SUNY, and forwarded to the following address:

The Small Scale Systems Integration And Packaging Center
Binghamton University
PO Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

Attn: ADL Lab
The Research Foundation FIN# is 14-1368361

Questions regarding purchase orders and charges should be addressed to Dr. Larry Lehman, (607) 777-6841, lplehman@binghamton.edu.

Reports and Publications

We ask that all users of the ADL Laboratory keep us informed of the nature and progress of their work, if published externally. Acknowledgment of the use of the ADL Lab is expected in publications or research reports, as is the assistance of a specific ADL Technical Staff member if their work has made a significant contribution to your research. "This work made use of the Advanced Analytical and Diagnostics Laboratory at Binghamton University’s Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging Center." We would appreciate receiving a copy of publications which cite research conducted through the use of the ADL Lab.

External Non-Academic Users

External Non-Academic Users include persons who are not affiliated with an academic institution or hospital, and also BU faculty members in connection with a consulting or other formal arrangement the faculty member may have with a commercial entity. As the ADL Laboratory was funded, in part, by New York State with the goal of high technology commercialization, we seek to promote and foster university-industry cooperation and encourage industrial collaborators to use the ADL Laboratory. In accordance with State University of New York policy, Binghamton University implements the following requirements for commercial use of the ADL Laboratory:

Although the primary academic missions and research activities of Binghamton University must take first priority, the University encourages the use of its research equipment by or on behalf of outside parties to achieve mutually beneficial objectives. University policy encourages the use of instrumentation or facilities by or on behalf of outside parties when such use does not constitute provision of services that are readily available to the outside party through commercial enterprises.

Staff will offer such help as they are able to users, in regard to interpretation or other use of data, photographs, or other results obtained from facility information. The user, though, ultimately takes sole responsibility for the interpretation and application of the results to their project.

Confidentiality

The work environment at BU, as with most other Universities, is one of free intellectual exchange and openness. Staff are not required to undertake any obligation of confidentiality with respect to their daily work. It is the ADL policy to decline applications for use of its facilities from third parties if any form of confidentiality agreement would be required.

Access to Facilities

The following steps are followed, in order, to become a user of the Analytical and Diagnostics Laboratory:

1.       New or interested users should register for access to the lab via the ADL website. Registration includes completion of an External User Application. which must be signed by an authorized officer in the user’s organization. The Application includes a short proposal describing the work to be conducted in the lab. This document serves to inform the lab staff as to the equipment and materials users will need, as well as help plan for workload in the lab. Please print the application form, complete it, gain appropriate signatures and return to the Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging Center, Binghamton University, PO Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000 (Room 1600, Biotechnology Building at the ITC, 85 Murray Hill Rd.) It takes approximately three days to process a new registration. Once validated, registered lab users will be notified via email with their user ID and password, and can then log onto the Scheduling Software on the ADL website.

2.  Authorizations to use the facilities for specific projects are granted for a period of one year. Re-application and re-approval are necessary prior to the expiration date of the agreement.

3.   If your organization requires formal payment documentation in addition to the signed User Agreement (Such as a Purchase Order), please issue to "The Research Foundation of SUNY, The Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging Center " and forward to:
The Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging Center,
Binghamton University,
PO Box 6000,
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

4.  Users are then issued a Binghamton University (BU) Guest ID card to access the laboratories. The ID card may be used only by the person it is issued to. Contact the Laboratory Manager concerning lost or forgotten ID cards. ID cards must be returned when laboratory use is terminated.

5.  Users should make an appointment with the assigned Instrument Manager for the instrument they wish to use. Further information for specific equipment is available on the ADL website.

6.  When you receive training for an instrument, your trainer will demonstrate how to logon. Type your password on the login computer, select Logon and select the instrument you want to use. Select exit this menu and you should see your user name next to the instrument. Careful, before logging in, make sure no one else is already on your instrument and make sure the instrument is not unavailable for service. Remember to logoff the instrument in the same way when you are done using it. You will see a summary of the time and the bill for your instrument use.

7.  All users will be required to have a Binghamton University parking pass while using the facilities. These are available in room 1600, Biotechnology Building.

8. The Center's Administrative Office invoices monthly use of facilities based on the approved rate schedule. This schedule is subject to change. Billing is based on the actual logged usage of instrumentation. Most fees for instrument use are billed on an hourly basis, in 30 min intervals. In addition, fees for supplies and materials for certain instruments may be applied. Charges are due when billed. Failure to pay in a timely way is grounds for the termination of this agreement.

Checks should be made payable to The Research Foundation of SUNY, and forwarded to the following address:
The Small Scale Systems Integration And Packaging Center
Binghamton University
PO Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

Attn: ADL Lab
The Research Foundation FIN# is 14-1368361

Questions regarding purchase orders and charges should be addressed to Dr. Lawrence Lehman, (607) 777-6841, lplehman@binghamton.edu.

Reports and Publications

We ask that all users of the ADL Laboratory keep us informed of the nature and progress of their work, if published externally. Acknowledgment of the use of the ADL Lab is expected in publications or research reports, as is the assistance of a specific ADL Technical Staff member if their work has made a significant contribution to your research. "This work made use of the Advanced Analytical and Diagnostics Laboratory at Binghamton University’s Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging Center." We would appreciate receiving a copy of publications which cite research conducted through the use of the ADL Lab.

Binghamton University State University of New York
PO BOX 6000   Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

Last Updated: 10/31/13