1. Apply to use SMM facilities by registering your personal and project details;
2. Download and read the Handbook of WHS Regulations (pdf, 115KB)
3. Complete the New Project Meeting Form
Note: If your project involves genetically modified organisms, you must apply to the University's Institutional Biosafety Committee for approval. For more information please refer to the Gene Technology Legislation page.
4. One of our Platform Scientists will contact you to schedule a New Project Meeting.
The individual user cap for this calendar year is $1,850*. This excludes:
If you are a University of Sydney researcher at postdoctoral level and above, you may be eligible for support through the Sydney Research Infrastructure Access Grants program (formerly 'Core Research Facilities User Access Scheme').
These grants support access to Core Research Facilities and Research Service Units for high-quality research by researchers whose opportunities may otherwise be limited. This program supports the University's strategic goals in research excellence and diversity and inclusion.
Registration Fee - $300 one off, per new user
|Organisation||Instruments (per hour)
||Staff assisted (per hour)|
|Australian Publicly Funded Research Agency||$150*||$200|
*After 8 hours the hourly rate drops to 25% of the listed rate for the remainder of session.
$55 per hour for Atom Probe instruments (Microscopy Australia Flagships)
Users are classified into one of three categories to reflect their competency level on particular pieces of equipment.
A Duty Microscopist is available 9am-5pm; Monday to Friday (excludes public holidays) to ensure you are using the microscope productively for the whole of your session and to solve any problems you encounter on equipment. To contact them call (02) 9351 7567.
All incident reports must be submitted to WHS & Injury Management within 24 hours of an incident. Please submit an Occupational Injury Illness or Incident Report Form, which is available on the University's WHS & Injury Management website.
If you have any questions or need to report an incident or near miss contact our WHS Officer:
Dr Takanori Sato
(02) 9351 7541 | email@example.com
Please remember to acknowledge the role of our facilities and expertise in your research. Acknowledgments demonstrate how investments in equipment and people have led to important outcomes. Your publications are a vital part of the business case for ongoing funding. Here is a sample of correct acknowledgement:
"The authors acknowledge the technical and scientific assistance of Sydney Microscopy & Microanalysis, the University of Sydney node of Microscopy Australia."
Please include the Microscopy Australia logo in the 'acknowledgements slide' of your presentations: