:: Required Documents ::
Please complete all of the following required registration documents, obtain the authorized signature, and submit them to LEOContracts@psu.edu.
- Academic Research Services Order (ARSO)*
→ PLEASE ARSO DETAILS, FAQs, & NDA INFO ←
required for primary technical contact
- External User Term Sheet (EUTS)
required when your employees will be doing the work themselves on PSU equipment. The EUTS requires that your organization assumes full responsibility and liability while at Penn State.
- COVID Addendum
required if submitting an EUTS
- New User Form
required for additional technical contacts/authorized project participants, if applicable.
Download and fill out the above four (4) documents here: research.psu.edu
*You will be notified when the ARSO agreement has been fully executed and at that point you can proceed to the next steps.
:: Acquire a Penn State Access ID ::
To acquire a PSU Access Account, go to accounts.psu.edu and click on either Create My Account or Recover My Account (if you’ve had one in the past). When complete, you will be provided with a Username (i.e.: abc1234); Please email your new Username and a readable copy of a form of photo ID (ex: Driver License, Passport) to Amy Morder (email@example.com). Amy will process an application to request that your account be elevated to a “sponsored” level. Your PSU username and password is what you will use to log in to any PSU system, remote computers, LEO and the research instruments.
:: Complete Safety Training ::
Federal Law (OSHA) prohibits individuals working in labs without proper Safety Training. Safety training must be completed to gain access to the Millennium Science Complex and any lab within.
- Go to the EHS Online Lab Safety Training in the Learning Resource Network.
- Login using your Penn State user ID.
- Search for “EHS - Initial Laboratory & Research Safety Training - University Park.“
- Click "Open the Curriculum", read the instructions, complete the training modules, and take the quizzes.
- When finished, print your certificate to a PDF AND UPLOAD your final Safety Certificate through the Submission Form
Required Training for Entry into the Nanofabrication Lab:
Schedule a time here: Required Training
Required Training for entry into the MCL X-Ray Diffraction Lab: EHS Electronic X-Ray Safety Training (if applicable) -- click on Training under Quick Links, click Radiation Safety, click Radiation Safety Education for Radiation Producing Equipment (X-ray) Follow instructions for both the On-Line Access and then the Hands On Session; UPLOAD your final Certificate HERE.
:: Complete Specific Instrument Training ::
For Nanofab, schedule training here.
For MCL, visit their website and select "Training Request".
:: Request Millennium Science Complex (MSC) Building Access ::
Access to the MSC must be requested via the Facility Access Form. Please submit the completed form and your most up-to-date Safety Certificate to Amy Morder (firstname.lastname@example.org) N315 MSC.
:: Log Into LEO ::
Use your new LEO profile at leocores.psu.edu.
Your facility usage is tracked by LEO and will be invoiced on a monthly billing cycle that ends on the 24th of each month. Your advisor/supervisor will receive the monthly invoice which will be paid via the University’s direct-bill payment process.
EACH AND EVERY TRANSACTION GENERATED BY YOUR FACILITY USAGE MUST BE REVIEWED AND VALIDATED BY YOU WITHIN 5 CALENDAR DAYS OF USAGE. Failure to validate your transactions will cause administrative burden on core facility staff and your advisor/supervisor; facility staff may contact you to address this failure
Transactions that are reviewed and deemed incorrect can be contested and corrected via the LEO Contest feature within 5 calendar days of usage.
LEO training videos are available at leocores.psu.edu and additional LEO information is available on the LEO InfoSite Sharepoint Website.