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In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the MBI building will be closed on Monday, January 17, 2022.  If you do not currently have card swipe access and will need to enter the building on this date, please submit a request by 5pm January 13 to


AMRIS is an NMR/MRI auxiliary located at the McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida that supports UF research groups and operates an international user facility for the NSF-funded National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL). Equipment in the facility was acquired through support from the NIH, NSF, and Department of Defense.

Access for users external to UF and technology development time are available through the NHMFL Users Program. Please review our reservation and billing policies prior to making your reservations, as this includes our policy regarding cancellations. AMRIS magnet time should be requested by the 15th of the month prior to the reservation. Reservations must be made using the online request form.

Please remember that ALL publications containing data collected at AMRIS must acknowledge the National Science Foundation Cooperative Agreement.  Also, several instruments were purchased with NIH equipment funds; data collected using these instruments should acknowledge the appropriate NIH grants.  Sample text for facility and instrumentation acknowledgement is available.

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AMRIS joins national HBCD study

The University of Florida is one of a network of institutions selected to implement the National Institutes of Health’s HEALthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) Study or HBCD, a longitudinal, multidisciplinary effort to study brain development and behavioral health in young children. The HBCD study, which involves 25 institutions across the country, will enroll thousands of pregnant women and their babies and follow them through early childhood to identify trajectories of brain development. A portion of this study will be performed on the 3T MRI systems at the MagLab's AMRIS Facility inside the McKnight Brain Institute.

COVID info

COVID-19 Prevention: Whether you will be coming in person or making arrangements with a staff member to submit your samples for remote analysis, you must request the instrument time through our online request form. Before coming, please take into account any possible risk to staff and subjects, particularly those that may have an existing vulnerable health condition, versus the need to continue your research during this public health crisis. Please reference the CDC website for guidance in making this decision.

The University of Florida campus is following CDC guidance to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, aka COVID-19. We have developed safety SOPs to maintain our equipment and clean the commonly touched objects and surfaces, but please help us by doing your part to stay healthy. Wear a face mask in all settings where you anticipate close contact with another person outside your immediate household. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Please stay home if you are sick or if you recently (last 14 days) visited an area where COVID-19 is actively spreading.

Because this remains a fluid situation, you may view the latest announcements regarding University of Florida campus at, and track the daily Florida Department of Health conditions and advice at

We continue to enforce our cancellation policy, but we ask that you cancel as soon as possible any reservations for studies which are put on hold due to COVID-19. If you need to cancel your reservations to postpone studies, please indicate that reason when you submit the cancellation (simply stating COVID-19 is sufficient).

The following links provide additional guidance, resources, and contacts for other questions you may have:


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