Access and Training

Harvard, Boston Children's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Massachusetts General Hospital communities are part of the Consortium that founded the facility.  If you are not a member of the listed institutions, you are welcome to use the facility at the External Academic rate pending availability.  

For sample preparation, we offer vitrification training on our Mark IV vitrobots for facility users. On the Talos and Krios microscopes, we offer multi-day data collection bookings based on the allocation division below. We also provide microscope training and grid screening services to those new to cryoEM, such as staff assisted screening and rapid access screening days on the Arctica. 

Industry and commercial users can contact Sarah Sterling for more information.

Microscope Allocation by Institution

We generally follow the below allocation charts when scheduling time and we allow time for external academic and commercial users. Please see the policies page for more information or email cryoem@crystal.harvard.edu for more information.