Note: No one may use any CINS instrument without the approval of Dr. Fumiya Watanabe, Director of Instrumentation. Please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501.683.7479 to discuss certification. Violation of any of the rules in the manuals or forms below may lead to suspension of your usage rights. Our primary concern is your safety and the safety of our equipment.
Instrumentation Use Policies
Before using any CINS instruments, resources, or facility, all users must read and adhere to the following guidelines and manuals. All users are also required to complete the UA Little Rock General Laboratory Safety Training or CINS Laboratory Safety Training.
- CINS Facility Rules and Guidelines
- Biological Safety Manual
- Radiation Safety Manual
- Chemical Hygiene Plan
- Safe Operating Procedures
Prior to approval and certification for instrument use, ALL applicants must complete and submit these forms to their CINS contact. Submission of the forms does not guarantee or equal approval to use CINS instrumentation or facilities.
- CINS Project Proposal Form: PDF | MsWord
- CINS User Information Form: PDF | MsWord
- Undergraduate Research Proposal Form: PDF | MsWord
Users from outside of UA Little Rock must also complete the External User section (p. 3) of the User Information Form.
If you have been certified and approved to use CINS facilities, you may need to request an electronic lock code to access them. To do so, please complete and submit the authorization form.
Note: Non-UA system users must also carry proof of Accidental Insurance from their institution/organization/company.
Instrument Use Fees
To compensate for ongoing instrumentation maintenance, CINS charges minimal fees for instrumentation use. Please download the current rates for equipment usage.