SRF targets June 1 re-opening for select users

WVU Shared Research Facilities is targeting a June 1 re-opening date for approved PIs and users for most instruments. To limit the spread of COVID-19, only select users will be approved for access as identified by PIs.

Each PI shall identify one trained user per SRF instrument to conduct all the PI’s experiments for all the PI’s projects requiring that instrument. The PI will email their list of SRF users to Harley Hart ( and Trina Wafle ( to include:

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Deans' InSPIRe Extended to 2021--Seed Program Allows Free Access

STEM faculty in the Davis, Eberly, and Statler colleges will be able to access Shared Research Facilities instrumentation for free to conduct seed research through January 31, 2021. The deans of the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, and Statler College of Engineering have agreed to continue providing financial support for the Deans’ Instrumentation Seed Program for Innovative Research for another year. The WVU Research Office is matching the deans’ funds $1 for $1.

Since February 2019, when the program was launched, 17 faculty members have participated.

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