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Photonic Microscopy

Online booking system

Primary access to the facility

To get the primary access to the facility the potential user must describe the project using the training form. The external potential users must also fill the access form Icon Extern Access Form (823.2 KB) .

Usage of the facility equipment

The access to the equipment of the facility is granted following acceptation of the policy Icon FacilityAccessCharter.pdf (340.7 KB) (signatures of both potential user and her/his team-leader are required) and an appropriate training by an engineer of the facility. After the training and eventual supervised session the possibility of autonomous usage is granted.

The access is regulated by booking via the online booking system (new equipment not present in the booking system must be booked by e-mail addressed to the facility). The usage of any type (imaging, data transfer, preheating etc.) and duration is subject to booking. The usage of the sample preparation space, incubators, hood is subject to booking. The modification/cancelation of a slot is possible 24h in advance at the latest upon request. The actual usage must correspond to the booked slot. In the absence of the facility staff the keys for the facility rooms can be requested at the security desk following the booking of a system via the booking system.

Neither installation of software nor modifications of existing software/hardware settings are allowed.

Disassembling or modifications of any components of imaging systems even in the case of malfunctioning are not allowed. Replacing of objectives or filter cubes is not allowed. A modification of the latter type can be requested from a facility a day in advance at the latest and is subject to acceptance by a member of the facility. Changing the location of the lamps is not allowed.

Changing the temperature of rooms is not allowed. Changing the temperature and gas parameters of the facility incubators is not allowed.  


Both eating and drinking are prohibited in the rooms containing the systems. Deactivating laser interlocks is prohibited. Going behind the systems is prohibited. Using gloves while manipulating microscopes is prohibited. 


An assisted session can be requested in advance and is subject to acceptance by a member of the facility. 

Data handling

The acquired data cannot be stored on hard drives of the imaging machines and must be transferred immediately. The facility erases the data without notice. The acquired data should not be visualized or processed on imaging machines.


The objectives, sample mounting stages, benches and desks must be left clean after the usage of a system. Any leftovers will be discarded without notice.


If not specified otherwise, systems must be switched off by the last user of the day according to the booking system.


Any incident occurred must be reported immediately to the facility (by e-mail in the absence of the staff). It concerns the malfunctioning of microscopes and computers (e.g. crashes, electric discharges), and also breaking of coverslips, leakages of immersion oil or media etc.


The requests are dealt with in a chronological order, no priority access is granted, but imaging facility staff optimizes equipment and manpower time by grouping trainings requested within a short-time interval. 


Electron Microscopy

Icon AccessPolicyEM (652.6 KB)


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