Everyone wishing to use the facilities at the centre, even briefly, must make themselves known to a staff member.
CAM staff are responsible for teaching the basics of instrument operation - users must not show others how to operate any of the centre's facilities unless arrangements have been made beforehand. This is an issue of safety, to protect instruments and to ensure everyone is familiar with the current procedures. It applies to everything, including computers and fume hoods.
All new users
To become a user of CAM, you will need to follow these steps:
1. Attend an OH&S Induction
Contact CAM via email, or call 6125 3543 to register to attend a OH&S Induction, usually held on Mondays at 10:30-11:30 am. To gain access to use CAM's Zeiss LSM780 Confocal or Zeiss LSM800 with Airyscan, you will also need to attend the Confocal Room Induction, usually held on Mondays at 11.30-12:30. Please contact CAM or Daryl Webb to arrange to attend the confocal induction.
2. Register your details
After you have completed the induction and filled in the required forms, please register your details via CAM's online booking system.
3. Attend a first-user meeting
Make an appointment for you and your supervisor to meet with Frank Brink (Physical Sciences) or Melanie Rug (Biological Sciences) to discuss your project, ensure you have access to the necessary equipment, and arrange access to the centre.
After you have completed these steps, your profile will be activated and you will be able to make online bookings to use the facilities at CAM.
A staff member will work with new users until they are considered to be sufficiently confident and capable of operating an instrument independently. Please notify the staff member who is the contact for the instrument you would like to use when you make your first booking. Staff will continue to provide support as required.
New users - outside ANU
CAM's facilities are available by arrangement to staff and postgraduate students from any university and other external users external. User charges may vary and are subject to change. A copy of CAM's charges can be downloaded from CAM equipment and consumables charges.
As visitor parking is limited, users from outside the ANU will need to arrange their own parking. They will also need to sign in to CAM reception when they visit the centre to receive an access pass.
CAM offers a range of microscopy short courses. These courses are designed to provide more detailed knowledge about the instruments of interest and their operations to help achieve optimum research results.
It is compulsory for new registered CAM users to attend the relevant introductory course, ideally after they have had between 6 weeks to 3 months' experience using the microscopes.