In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University Imaging Centers have implemented mandatory safety protocols. Please visit our sunrise safety protocols page to learn more 

Sunrise Safety Protocols

Using UIC Resources During Sunrise Step 3

The University Imaging Centers (UIC) remain committed to supporting research during 

Sunrise Stage 3 in compliance with University policy. We do have new policies in place as part of our approved Sunrise plan that will need to be adhered to by all users (see below).

NEW USERS: Please start by creating your iLab account followed by requesting training. 

ALL USERS: Please read and follow the requirements below.

  1. You must be in good health (temperature <100.4F) to use the UIC.

  2. You must abide by UMN-approved health, PPE, and distancing policies. Users may be asked to wear a mask in interactions that require extended close proximity.

  3. Reservations are required for accessing UIC resources. All reservations are automatically padded by 15 non-billable minutes at the end of each session to allow for decontamination. Users must follow the cleaning and disinfection procedures posted by each instrument after use. 

Please communicate any schedule changes, incidents with the instrument, or for supplies or assistance to UIC staff immediately at

All the best, and good luck with your experiments.

For the most up-to-date information on the University’s COVID-19 response, please visit the Campus Public Health Officer website.

Vendor Recommendations for Handling and Disinfecting Microscope Products