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FAQ

Who can use the Shared Research Facilities?

The SRF is open to all researchers at WVU and to researchers outside of WVU as well. There is no requirement that you be a member of any department, college, group or center to use the facilities.

What does it cost?

WVU SRF offers internal, external higher education, and government and private sectors rates. Access all rate information at https://sharedresearchfacilities.wvu.edu/about/facility-rates  

I have an idea to make the SRF run better. Who do I tell?

Any member of the SRF staff is happy to receive your ideas.

How do I find out what kind of instruments you have?

See our searchable instrumentation list at: https://sharedresearchfacilities.wvu.edu/about/instruments-list

Why is the JEOL Scanning Electron Microscope listed in the Cleanroom and Electron Microscopy Facilities?

The JEOL SEM has E-Beam Lithography capability, a technique used in microfabrication processes in the Cleanroom in addition to being an imaging device. Currently, the charge for the microscope is set at the Cleanroom Facilities rate.