Analytical Imaging Facility

Equipment Usage Policy

 Equipment Usage: 

  • All unassisted users must be trained by AIF staff. 
  • You must have an iLAB reservation before using the equipment. 
  • Vacate the equipment promptly at the end of your scheduled time if another user is scheduled. 
  • You may cancel a reservation up to 4 hours in advance in iLab. 
  • To cancel an appointment after the 4-hour deadline, call AIF staff x3547. 
  • Appointments more than 30 minutes late without notifying AIF staff are considered noshow and may be cancelled. 
  • No-shows will be billed for full scheduled appointment time. 
  • Users will be billed from the reservation start time; billing stops with log off. 
  • Some instruments have daily use restrictions; please check iLAB. 
  • Users may not change default settings on any machine. Each imaging session begins and ends with the microscope in the “standard configuration”. 
  • Users must follow the appropriate hazardous material and waste policies. 
  • Please notify AIF staff if there is anything wrong with a piece of equipment. 
  • Users must follow the appropriate hazardous material and waste policies.
  • All publications that include data generated in the AIF, must acknowledge the Analytical Imaging Facility of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. 


Policies on Storing Data on Facility Computers: 

  • All data must be saved in the designated User Files directory. 
  • Users must transfer their own data to reststop or the data server.  
  • User files are deleted after 30 days without notice.

Feel free to email Frank Macaluso or Vera DesMarais if you have any questions, comments or suggestions.