All instrument usage within YCR must be scheduled through the FOM, accessible via the website (https://cryoem.yale.edu/announcements/yale-fom-registration).
Two type of sessions are available for reserving each EM: attended and unattended sessions. Attended sessions are limited to weekdays, during which YCR staff provides partial or full service as requested; Unattended sessions can be scheduled for any day, allowing users to conduct experiments independently. In unattended sessions, users are fully responsible for monitoring the progress of their experiments, although YCR staff offers technical support during regular Monday-Friday hours. Only authorized independent users are eligible to reserve unattended sessions.
For Glacios: As attended sessions depend on the availability of YCR staff and are currently in high demand, users should request time by emailing Jianfeng Lin (email@example.com) . Their email should also include a Glacios Access Request Form (an example is provided), containing session-specific information to facilitate the reservation. The position in the queue is determined by the time stamp of a valid request email.
For L120C: Users can directly sign up for unattended sessions. However, for attended sessions, users should contact Jianfeng Lin (firstname.lastname@example.org) and include a Tecnai T12 or Talos L120C Access Request Form (an example is provided).