Code of conduct

MIT.nano is a set of shared facilities; violating these rules is dangerous and unethical. It is crucial that all MIT.nano researchers strictly adhere to this code of conduct, in addition to the user policies, for the safety of people, projects, and tools.

  • Follow all fab guidelines and protocols.
  • Never share your access card.
  • Don’t use equipment unless trained by staff.
  • If using ICL/TRL, only work on PTC-approved processes—including process modifications.
  • Never use a tool under someone else’s name or engagement; always disengage when finished.
  • Don’t abuse reservations. Don’t reserve “just in case.” Reserve only the time you need and cancel unnecessary reservations ASAP.
  • Enter all data accurately in the CORAL dialogue boxes.
  • Promptly report machine problems in CORAL; don’t operate down tools (red-lighted in CORAL).
  • Clean up after yourself.
  • Be ready to leave at closing time, unless you are a 24-hr user AND have a buddy with you.
  • When in doubt, ask!
  • Pay attention - distracted users can hurt themselves, others, and tools.
  • Respect other users' projects as you do your own.