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Department of Chemistry

Lumigen Instrument Center's Policy

The Lumigen Instrument Center (LIC) consists of five core facilities; Nuclear Resonance Magnetic Spectroscopy & Electron Paramagnetic Resonance, Mass Spectrometry, Electron Microscopy, X-Ray Crystallography, and Small Instruments Laboratories. As a state-of-art research instrument center, the LIC strives to meet WSU researchers' instrumentation needs by teaching users to perform their own repetitive analyses, assisting users with an occasional analysis, and fee-for-service analyses. Since our primary role is enabling users to perform research, the LIC is an open access laboratory for university users and daily access for regional users. In order to become a user the following three-step process must be fulfilled for each core facilities.

1. Authorization

Every user for each facility must fill out an authorization form. Chemistry users fill out the internal form and all other users fill out the external user form. This form is signed by either the supervisor or the account manager and provides essential account information for billing services rendered and when a user's work results in instrument damage that is beyond regular wear and tear.

2. Laboratory Safety

Laboratory safety includes personal injury and the condition of the instrumentation, support equipment and facilities. With proper training a safe workplace provides a productive environment which mandated by Wayne State University and other state and federal agencies. The safety policies and procedures are designed to create a safe, productive environment. The LIC has safety training and record-keeping procedures that complies with the WSU's policies.

Instrument-specific training: User will receive training and manager's approval on each instrument before the user may operate it independently. Training on a small instrumentation may take 10-15 minutes whereas a more specialized instrumentation may take several sessions. Do not operate any instrument or equipment without its specified training and approval. All training and approvals are recorded and kept on file.

3. Access Rights

Issuing of access rights is done in accordance with University's and the Chemistry Departments key/card policies. The LIC and the Chemistry Department has additional requirements.

User must be a WSU employee, graduate student, or active undergraduate student.

User must have fulfilled the laboratory, workplace safety, and instrument training requirements.

User must have current authorization paperwork on file.

User must not share their access card with anyone.

4. Acknowledgements in Publications and Presentations

Responsible users of the Lumigen Instrument Center (LIC) acknowledge the LIC and external instrument funding in their publications and presentations. A simple acknowledgement provides the message to all stakeholders (Office of the Vice President of Research, federal funding agencies, and departments) that their investments support state-of-the-art research. Remember, forgetting this acknowledgement suggests that the LIC did not play an important role in your research.

When analyses conducted at the Lumigen Instrument Center are published in journals, book chapters, conference proceedings, or theses, we request the manuscript includes an acknowledgement along the following lines:


  1. (Type) analyses were performed at the Lumigen Instrument Center, Wayne State University, Detroit MI.
  2. The (instrument/s) are housed in the Lumigen Instrument Center, Wayne State University, Detroit MI.
  3. Analyses were performed at the (name of core/s (NMR, MS, EM, or X-Ray Crystallography) Laboratory/ies, Lumigen Instrument Center, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.
  4. Thank you Lumigen Instrument Center, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

When appropriate, users are also asked to include laboratory personnel co-authorship or an acknowledgement that assistance was provided by the laboratory managers/personnel.

Required Acknowledgements

Acknowledgement of the funding source including government, private, and university grants of an instrument used in the published research is required.

Examples of Acknowledgements:

  1. The (name of instrument) was used to analyze chemicals was purchased with funds provided by NSF-MRI grant XXX or NIH- grant XXX.
  2. This work was supported in part through instrumentation funded by the National Science Foundation through grant XXXXXX or National Institute of Health grant XXXX.
  3. This work was supported by NSF grant XXXX.


Grant Number

600 MHz NMR

NSF:MRI 0840413


NSF:MRI 0922912


NSF:MRI  0216084

Shimadzu UFLC/8040

Shimadzu Grant


NSF:MRI 1427926


NSF:MRI 1849578

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