ACCESS GUIDE TO THE WiscSIMS LABORATORY

For analytical capabilites and the fee schedule for external users, please see the NSF Facility page.

APPLICATIONS FOR INSTRUMENT TIME:
These should be sent to WiscSIMS with a brief description of the project and samples. The WiscSIMS Oversight Board allocates instrument time according to the scientific merits and feasibility of the project. Applications should be made by grant PIs.

VISITING THE LAB:
We've put together a Visitor Information Page (link) to help you plan your trip. Except in special circumstances, users are required to have a reperesentative (not necessesarily the PI) present in the WiscSIMS lab for the duration of the session in order to make real-time analytical decisions.

List of Housing Options

PUBLICATION AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
We request that any data produced from WiscSIMS lab explicitly recognize NSF support in the acknowledgements of the journal articles with the following sentence: "WiscSIMS is partly supported by NSF (EAR03-19230, EAR10-53466, EAR13-55590)."

WiscSIMS subscribes to the UCLA Protocol for collaborative research.

“While all the personnel of the ion probe group take an active interest in assisting visitors, we have always sought flexible arrangements in defining our specific roles in the projects of external facility users.  Specifically, this means that we have no requirement (explicit or implicit) that WiscSIMS scientists become actively involved in scientific interpretations, and certainly no expectation for co-authorship on routine data acquisition work.  It has been our experience, however, that many visitors seek our expertise in the interpretative aspects of their work and many projects have tangibly benefited from collaborative efforts.  We believe that it is not only useful, but necessary, that the facility be staffed by expert scientists who are not merely technologists but are also actively engaged in geochemical research.” (link)

CONTACT PERSONNEL:
John Valley, Professor of Geology and Chair of the Oversight Board (email)
Noriko Kita, Director of the Ion Microprobe Laboratory (email)