Users who want to access the BMSF on a "do it yourself" basis (DIY) first need to be inducted to the relevant BMSF lab to gain access. The induction process will also include user and project registration. Training arrangements are usually determined after discussing analytical/project needs with a BMSF staff member.
Once induction and registration is complete, training times can be arranged. The specific requirements of the training should be discussed with BMSF prior to induction. The cost of training is based on the instrument time used and is charged at the fee-for-service rate (FFS). Once trained, the hourly rate for independent user access is substantially less than for analysis undertaken by BMSF staff.
Users who reach competency levels required to operate selected BMSF equipment are then able to book time on those instruments to embark on their project. The BMSF staff who trained the user is usually available to provide ongoing coaching in the use of the equipment as needed to reinforce the training.