Terms of use for equipment and laboratories

The safety training course

  • Independent work in one of the laboratories of the Faculty Center for Nano Structure Research is only permitted after successfully completing the corresponding safety training courses. All users have to take the test “General safety rules for members of the faculty”. Depending on the equipment, the user might need to take additional tests. These additional tests are listed on the “terms of use” page of the respective equipment. All the tests must be taken again at the beginning of each year for the working permit in the Faculty Center to stay valid. 
  • Persons accompanying the user do not have to take the safety training course. The user is responsible for those persons and they must not work alone in the lab without supervision of the user.
  • Depending on the laboratory and/or equipment it might be necessary to successfully complete an initial training. After the training the trainer has to confirm the training via (his|her) signature on the respective form. The form can be downloaded on the webpage that details the terms of use for the respective equipment. 
  • The access control to the laboratory or equipment is based on the iButton and is also linked to the successful completion of the safety course and if necessary the initial training. Please contact the person in charge of the lab or equipment after you have completed the training course. Only (he|she) can then ask the Dean's office to activate your access to the laboratory. The heads of the faculty center will not activate your access without consultation of he person in charge. We will inform you after that has happened. At this point you have to update your iButton at one of the main doors to the building.
  • Lending or sharing the iButton is forbidden and will result in the revocation of the working permit.

Link to the safety training course

The current safety training course is hosted on the Moodle of the University of Vienna. All persons in possession of a u:account can take the tests any time they want.

General rules

  • Eating and drinking in the laboratories is forbidden without exception.
  • Protective gear must be used.
  • Hazards have to be avoided.
  • The user is responsible for every accompanying person, e.g. participants of a lab course. (He|She) has to make sure that those persons strictly adhere to all local rules and guidelines and the “General Laboratory and Workshop Regulations of the University of Vienna”.
  • Only appointments visible in the calendars on the homepage of the Faculty Center are valid. Please check that your appointments in the calendar are correct.
  • The staff of the Faculty Center will not remind users of their appointments.
  • You are kindly requested to acknowledge the Faculty Center in all publications containing data measured here or images taken here. (e.g.: We acknowledge support by X. Y and the Faculty center for Nano Structure Research at the University of Vienna …) We additionally request the bibliographical data of all such publications.


The rules listed above are only a selection. All guidelines listed in the documents accompanying the safety training course and the “General Laboratory and Workshop Regulations of the University of Vienna” must be strictly adhered to.