MRFN Shared Facilities Workshop
The Materials Research Facilities Network hosted a Shared Facilities Workshop, held at Northwestern University, Nov 1-2, 2011.
The event brought together technical staff from 24 MRSEC and PREM institutions for 1.5 days to discuss day-to-day operations of Shared Experimental Facilities.
The workshop created a venue for sharing best practices, identifying challenges common to many facilities, and enabled valuable networking among colleagues. A major outcome of the workshop is the development of ongoing relationships among technical peers at MRFN institutions.
Items on agenda included
- Facility Overviews
- Logging/Tracking/Billing Strategies
- Training Users
- Working with Outside Users
- Equipment Maintenance
- Remote Access
- Recharge Models & User Fees
- Grants and Proposals
- Keeping Relevant/What's Next