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Reserve Equipment

MSERF equipment can be reserved for use directly by certified equipment users, or with the assistance of a technician for those who aren't certified.

  • The minimum time for a reservation is one hour, with additional half hour increments following. For internal certified users, 24 hours advance scheduling is recommended.
  • For reservations requiring technical assistance, 72 hour advance notice is strongly recommended.

If you are a first time external user, please click here MSERF Form to use the following External User Account Request Form in order for us to serve you best:

Reservations can be made using the UNF outlook calendar by instrument for internal users, or by contacting Paul Eason at to schedule time on an instrument. We are currently developing a versatile and complete user interface for reservations, equipment access and time tracking. The Secure User Portal (SUP) is coming soon and we look forward to letting you know when MSERF SUP.


All instrument time at MSERF is billed according to a published fee schedule. All users are billed for the time the instruments are used in excess of a reservation. A user must end their current operation five minutes prior to the start of the next reservation.


If work is being performed on multiple projects (i.e. with different billing codes) a separate reservation must be used. MSERF will not itemize invoices across different projects after the instrument time has been logged.


Anyone using the instruments without a reservation will forfeit their access to the center, and must work with (and pay for) technician assistance for a period of 6 months. See the policies and procedures page for all MSERF policies.