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e-mail for any questions about this form, SHRIMP-RG, booking instrument time, or research applications. In 2017, we are booking instrument time 3-6 months in advance.
External visitor rate: $1700 / day. Stanford/USGS internal rate: $600 / day.
Conditions of use
(1) The Stanford-USGS Micro Analysis Center exists to allow scientists to collect their own data. We encourage the participation of users (especially student's) in all aspects of data collection, including sample preparation, sample analyses, and data reduction and interpretation. Our goal is to train users to collect and analyze data independently on an as needed basis. We are willing to work with users in the development and refinement of cutting-edge new techniques that have the potential to be widely used.
(2) We expect that all users will endeavor to publish all interpretable SHRIMP-RG data acquired in the Stanford-USGS Micro Analysis Center in peer-reviewed publications in a timely manner. Past publication record is taken into account when we prioritize the scheduling of future instrument time. If there are reasons that preclude publication of results, these must be disclosed when instrument time is requested.
(3) Because almost every data-set is unique, we require all manuscripts containing data collected from this facility to be reviewed by SUMAC staff prior to submission to ensure that the data produced using SHRIMP-RG have been reliably reduced and that experimental methods are clearly and accurately reported . Laboratory staff can provide text describing the analytical methodology used on the SHRIMP-RG during your session, how the samples were prepared, or how the data were reduced and calculated (e.g., standards, decay constants, software, etc).
(4) While not explicitly required, it is appropriate to include laboratory personnel as co-authors for manuscripts in situations where they have made significant scientific contributions to the acquisition and interpretation of ion probe data. Collaborative research, where facility scientists contribute to project design, analysis, interpretation and co-author publications, typically results in a more meaningful user experience.
(5) The Stanford-USGS Micro Analysis Center must be explicitly mentioned in the acknowledgements section using the following sentence: "The Stanford-USGS Micro Analysis Center provided instrument time, technical support, and scientific guidance for acquiring ion micro probe data presented in this paper." For geochronology results standardized using TEMORA-2 reference material, users must acknowledge Geosciences Australia for providing the material free of charge.