1. Apply to use the SMM facilities by registering your personal and project details;
2. Download and read the Handbook of WHS Regulations (pdf, 115KB)
3. Download and complete the following forms which must be submitted to SMM technical staff.
Please note: If your project involves genetically modified organisms, you must apply to the University's Institutional Biosafety Committee for approval. For more information please refer to the Gene Technology Legislation page.
4. An SMM technician will be in contact to schedule a New Project Meeting with you.
There is an individual user cap of $1,600 per calendar year. This excludes:
The Core Research Facilities User Access Scheme could support your project through the provision of a small grant to put towards access fees at our microscopy facility.
Registration and training - $280 flat fee per new user
|Organisation||Instruments (per hour)
||Technical staff (per hour)|
|Publicly funded research organisations||$140*||$200|
*After 8 hours the hourly rate drops to 25% of the listed rate for the remainder of session.
$45 for Atom Probe instruments (Microscopy Australia Flagships)
Users are classified into one of three categories to reflect their competency level on particular pieces of equipment.
A Duty Microscopist is available 9am-5pm; Monday to Friday (excludes public holidays) to ensure you are using the microscope productively for the whole of your session and to solve any problems you encounter on the equipment. To contact them call (02) 9351 7567.
All incident reports must be submitted to WHS & Injury Management within 24 hours of an incident. Please submit an Occupational Injury Illness or Incident Report Form, which is available on the University's WHS & Injury Management website.
If you have any questions or need to report an incident or near miss please contact our WHS Officer:
Dr Takanori Sato
(02) 9351 7541 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember to acknowledge the role of our facilities and expertise in your research. Acknowledgments demonstrate how investments in equipment and people have led to important outcomes. Your publications, presentations, and posters are a vital part of the business case for ongoing funding. Here is a sample of correct acknowledgement:
"The authors acknowledge the facilities and the scientific and technical assistance of Microscopy Australia at the Australian Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis at the University of Sydney."
Please include the Microscopy Australia logo in the 'acknowledgements slide' of your presentations: