When you arrive
New NCEM users should contact their assigned scientist and arrange for the necessary instrument qualification sessions. Instrument instruction will include a demonstration of specific instrument characteristics and will depend on the experience of the user and the goals of the proposed work. Each user must then take a “driving test” on the instrument to become a qualified user. Different levels of access apply based on demonstration of competence and discretion of NCEM staff responsible for instrumentation. Some instruments might require a separate driving test for each instrument subcomponent (such as different in situ holders).
Instrument driving tests may be viewed here.