Department of Biochemistry
Bruker Reflex IV Laser

Facility Policy

- Failure to comply with these policies will result in loss of privileges -


The MALDI MS is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm on weekdays when the University is open.  Users requiring access to the facility after hours must make prior arrangements with the Facility Manager.


Users must contact the Facility Manager.  Reservation on instrument time by the user is not necessary.

Responsibilities of Users and their Supervisors

First and foremost, users should not attempt to use any instrumentation without the appropriate training or advice from the Facility Manager. Adequate training will ensure safe usage of the equipment and limit misuse.

Log books are provided for each mass spectrometers.  Please use the log book to note any problems or concerns. In the event of a major issue with any instrument, contact the Facility Manager immediately.

In the event of instrument damage due to abuse, misuse, or unauthorized use, the research supervisor will be held financially responsible for the cost of repair or replacement.

Data and Computer Maintenance

Users are strongly encouraged to backup their data soon after acquisition.  Due to limited storage capacity, hard drives need to be cleaned off regularly, and the facility will not be held responsible for loss of any data files.

Downloading of programs onto the facility computers is strictly prohibited. If you feel that the computer is lacking a critical program, contact the Facility Manger and a decision will be made as to whether or not additional software will be installed on the computer.

Finally, each computer in the facility is set up with parameters specific to the programs that it is running, thus users are asked not to change any computer or program settings not related to their own experiments.


The facility will charge access fees in order to cover the cost of consumables and instrument operating costs as defined in the fee structure.  Users must provide a valid speedcode for invoicing BEFORE the instruments can be accessed.  Billing will be invoiced semi-annually and a copy of the invoice will be sent to the research supervisor electronically.




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