Cleanroom Policies and Rates
Access and Use Policies
A detailed list of policies is included in the Cleanroom User Handbook.
Any user wishing to introduce chemicals to the cleanroom must first present an SDS to a staff member for evaluation, and display an active knowledge of the chemical hazards. Approved chemicals may be brought into the cleanroom by staff members only.
Anyone not qualified to enter the cleanroom is considered a visitor. Upon the approval of cleanroom staff, a qualified cleanroom user may act as a host to bring a visitor in for the purpose of observation only.
The cleanroom operates Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM. All other times are considered after hours, and require access restricted to users with over thirty hours of cleanroom time logged.
An external customer is any non-Yale researcher, who has obtained the approval of the School of Engineering & Applied Science Business Office.
Undergraduate access is granted on a case by case basis, and is restricted to senior year students who are at least 20 years of age.
Instances of user misconduct are evaluated and dealt with on a case by case basis. Consequences range from a warning and notice delivered to your PI, to permanent suspension of cleanroom access.
Purchase of precious metals (e.g. gold, platinum and palladium) is the responsibility of the research group, it is not supplied by the cleanroom.
Soft cap policy
Users and groups will receive an 80% discount after the group usage fee exceeds $100,000, or an 80% discount after individual usage fee exceeds $15,000. The usage fee is calculated by combining the fee charged by both the University Cleanroom & YINQE.
User Fees and Equipment Rates
Operating expenses for the cleanroom are recovered through the combination of hourly charges to the user community and subsidies from Yale University. All access is tracked through the Facility Online Manager (FOM) (Requires Yale network access).