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Cleanroom Lab Access Protocol

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING LAB ACCESS PROCEDURES CAREFULLY!

Failure to complete each step of these instructions could prevent or delay your access to the Cleanroom Laboratories within HMNTL.

Cleanroom Lab Access Protocol

KEYCARD REQUEST FORM  

Online key card request form and HMNTL cleanroom questionnaire must be submitted 48 hours before bionano lab training.

CYLINDER KEY REQUEST FORM (IF NEEDED)   

COMPLETE THE HMTL QUESTIONNAIRE FOR NEW CLEANROOM USERS  

HMNTL Cleanroom questionnaire must be submitted 48 hours before your arranged cleanroom training.

TAKE THE ONLINE GENERAL LAB SAFETY TRAINING  

  • Take the online General Lab Safety Training offered by the University’s Division of Research Safety (DRS).

  • If you are an external user, please send e-mail to mntl-access@mx.uillinois.edu for DRS login and password information. Please submit the certificate that you receive after this training.

DRS ONLINE HF SAFETY TRAINING  

  • Take the DRS online HF Safety Training program. Please submit the certificate that you receive after this training.

HMNTL CLEANROOM LAB ORIENTATION AND SAFETY TRAINING  
  • HMNTL Cleanroom Lab Orientation and Safety Training is scheduled with the cleanroom staff as needed. Please contact the cleanroom manager at markjmcc@illinois.edu to arrange training.

All the certificates must be before the training is set to occur — preferably by email to mntl-businessoffice@illinois.edu

HMNTL BUILDING SAFETY TRAINING  

PROXIMITY CARD FORM

If your I-card is a Proximity Card, it will be activated no sooner than one day after your training. If your I-card is not a prox card, you will need to acquire one from the I-Card distribution center. For Prox card programming, please email your request to the business office at mntl-businessoffice@illinois.edu.

CYLINDER KEYS

You will be able to get cylinder keys after you have obtained your prox card number. Each key requires a $25 refundable deposit, payable by cash or check. Email the business office at mntl-businessoffice@illinois.edu to obtain a cylinder key after following instructions in step (1) above.

Schedule training with an engineer on a particular tool to become an approved user. This is required before using a tool by yourself. After you are a user, you will be able to reserve a tool and receive information about tool status and availability. Training is required for any use of HF or Piranha etch. Please submit the online training request form to request training. If you would like to discuss with the staff before request training, you can contact the appropriate engineer listed on the Cleanroom Equipment Super-User List.

Additional Access Information

Once the above access procedures have been finalized, cleanroom users should contact the appropriate “super-user” to schedule individual training on the processing equipment within the cleanroom labs. (See Cleanroom Equipment Super-User List.) Also be aware that anyone using the HMNTL cleanrooms after hours is required to follow the laboratory's Buddy System Policy. If you plan to use hydrofluoric acid (HF) in any concentration in HMNTL cleanroom, please fill out this online form. Our staff will contact you to provide additional training for HF usage in HMNTL.

Send e-mail to mntl-cleanroom@mx.uillinois.edu or call 217-244-1942 if you have additional questions regarding cleanroom access.