Becoming a User

By becoming a user you will be able to have access to labs, resources, training, and equipment available at Montana State University. Whether as a student or a worker with an independent company, the Imaging and Chemical Analysis Laboratory will aid in any projects in need of our labs and equipment. Depending on what you need from the facility, you can apply either as a onsite or remote user.

Onsite Use

Onsite users are for students or faculty of Montana State University

Remote use

Remote users can also access the MSU facilties, however those who qualify as remote users are non-MSU students or an employee of or an independent consultant under contract to MSU.


Short Courses

If you are or have recently become a user, ICAL offers short courses that users can learn before accessing the laboratory. It is important to know how to use the instrumentation properly before starting any research projects. Thankfully, there are short courses available for users to access by scheduling a time with faculty.