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  1.  Every NMR user must sign in and record instrument time in the NMR logbook.
  2. Only authorized users may operate the instruments in the NMR facilities. Using someone else's account is strictly forbidden. Both the unauthorized user and the individual who allowed his/her account to be used will lose their NMR use privileges.
  3. The use of substandard and/or dirty NMR tubes can damage the NMR probes. Use only good quality NMR tubes that are externally clean! In addition, any NMR tube that does not fit properly into the spinner turbine (loose or tight) is not allowed.
  4. Wipe the NMR tubes and spinner with a Kimwipe before inserting them into the magnet. NMR tubes and spinners should be as clean as possible to prevent contamination and buildup of dirt and grime inside the probe and on the spinner shelf. This build-up causes spinning and shimming problems.
  5. Always use the depth gauge to position the sample correctly in the spinner prior to lowering it into the magnet. Make sure that your NMR sample tube is held tightly in the spinner so that it does not move during the experiment.
  6. The NMR Facility manger will reserve a portion of the instrument time for maintenance, repair, upgrades, and to calibrate the instruments for the requested experiments. This time will vary from week to week as necessary. Magnets are normally filled with liquid nitrogen on Tuesday morning (between 9:30am -12pm).
  7. If a user reserves an overnight time slot that user is responsible for properly exiting the NMR session: removing the sample, logging-off the computer, and ensuring that NMR instrument is ready for the next user.
  8. If performing an experiment at temperatures other than ambient, sufficient time must be allowed for the probe to equilibrate to room temperature prior to the next user's time slot.
  9. Do not leave data files stored on the hard disks for more than three weeks. All the data will be deleted without warning every three weeks.
  10. Food and drink are not allowed around the NMR instruments.
  11. Do not bring or wear lab gloves when you enter the NMR labs. You must not wear lab gloves when operating a NMR instrument.
  12. No one is allowed to bring any chemical to the NMR labs. No one is allowed to prepare samples in the NMR labs.
  13. Do not leave any of your items in the NMR labs.
  14. Report problems with the instruments to the NMR Facility Manager (Phone: 304-293-0918)  immediately so that the situation can be resolved.