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Get Access to VINSE - External Users

Complete the following steps to receive access to VINSE core facilities. Detailed instructions for each step are provided  below.  Note: the password to access the documents will be provided once your external user agreement has been received.

  1. OCRS general lab safety training
  2. Lab specific training
  3. Create an iLab account
  4. Obtain a Vanderbilt ID card
  5. Obtain a parking pass if needed
Step 1: OCRS Safety Training

Users requesting access to the analytical lab or cleanroom are required to complete both OCRS training modules below.  (If using only advanced imaging tools, skip this step.)  Review each training module. Once completed, send an email with a note acknowledging you have reviewed the materials and that you will follow all safety guidelines to VINSE.

Step 2: Lab Specific Training

*Reminder - only complete the training for the labs you plan to use

Cleanroom

Analytical

Advanced Imaging

No orientation, tool specific training is scheduled after completion of remaining steps.

Step 3: iLab Account Set-up

iLab is the platform used to make tool reservations and complete billing. 

Step 4: Vanderbilt ID Card

You will need a Vanderbilt ID card to access VINSE facilities.  

  • Complete the card holder information section on the Card Services Form and email it to VINSE.
  • Email the Commodore Card Office  a recent photo, a copy of your driver's license, and your mailing address to receive your card.

Photo Submission Guidelines:

  • All photos need to be in color (no black & white photos)
  • Your entire head and shoulders must be visible
  • You must be facing forward looking directly into the camera
  • You must have a plain, light colored background
  • No other people or objects may be in the photo
  • You must not have anything touching your face such as hands, props or other distractions
  • You must not make any gestures or inappropriate facial expressions
  • You may not wear a hat or sunglasses
  • You may not wear jewelry or garments that obstruct the view of your face 
  • Vanderbilt Card Services reserves the right to determine any photo as being inappropriate
Step 5: Parking Permit

Visitors can get an external vendor parking permit from Vanderbilt Parking Services .  Academic partners and non-for-profit organizations can email VINSE to request a memo for a discounted parking pass.

Users will obtain access of the VINSE core facilities and be scheduled for tool specific training once all of the required steps are complete.

If you have any problems or questions completing the steps above, please email VINSE.