Welcome to the CCMR Shared Facilities

COVID-19 Specific Information:

The CCMR Facilities are now open with additional expecations  due to COVID-19. Updates will be posted here.

In addition to normal requirements, facility users are expected to:

  • Complete the EH&S Return to Campus online training. Directions here.
  • Quarantine for 14 days if traveling from a ‘restricted state.’ All others evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • Perform approved research only and to adhere to the reactivation plan of their research group. External industry or academic users must submit a COVID-19 external user agreement form. Approval will be on a case by case basis and may require COVID testing.
  • Request initial instrument time or service through this Google form. Non-reactivated individuals can request service through this form. Instrument time should only be requested by reactivated researchers.
  • Complete the daily health procedure prior to arriving on campus each day, and adhere to all University policies.
  • Protective eye-wear with side shields is recommended but not required in low-risk areas with no chemicals present.
  • Bring their own cloth mask (no relief valves) to be worn at all times in facility rooms.

Important facility policies (at this time):

  • Occupancy limits of rooms will be posted and strictly enforced.
  • No consuming of food or drink in any shared facility space.
  • Limited in-person trainings or in-person assistance. Any trainings which can be completed with brief in-room interactions will be indicated as such in FOM. A list of instruments will full training will be updated here.
  • There will be staff labor charges for in-person training, remote training, service work, and extensive assistance provided by CCMR staff.
  • Users are expected to disinfect instrument areas before use. Staff will provide instructions.
  • Instruments may only be used by the person for whom reserved in FOM. Instances requiring deviations from this must be approved by staff before the reservation time slot.
  • For the safety of our students, staff and families, and the broader community, we expect full compliance with these policies. There will be zero-tolerance  for violations or unfamiliarity of these policies, resulting in loss of facility privileges.

CCMR COVID19 User Agreement
See https://www.cornell.edu/coronavirus/ for the latest University information.

A new non-Cornell researcher who needs hands-on use of instruments would need to (coronavirus requirements in italics):

  • Request a CCMR (FOM) account by providing account number or billing information. Submit the External User Request form. You should receive confirmation within 2 business days.
  • Complete the COVID-19 External User form (link above).
  • If operating instruments, complete orientation forms for facility area(s) that you will be using. Note which EH&S safety trainings need to be completed.
  • Complete EH&S safety training 2019: Return to Campus.
  • Initial request through the Google form (link above) and you may also contact the facility staff person, if known.
  • Complete any daily checks, surveillance testing, etc. that Cornell requires.


The CCMR Shared Facilities offers world-class materials analysis and processing equipment overseen by expert instrument managers. To see our instrumentation pages, please click on any of the User Instrument categories in the sidebar or use the search field in the top right of the window to look for a particular instrument or technique.

It’s very easy to become a facility user and instrument operator. See ‘Becoming a CCMR Facility User’ in the sidebar.

If there is any capability you are not finding here, please visit the Materials Research Facilities Network which includes shared resources at similar research centers.

Feel free to ask questions or provide feedback to ccmr-facilities@cornell.edu, or to our Qualtrics online survey where feedback is anonymous.

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