AMRIS FACILITY NEWS

As of March 24, 2020, Alachua County has issued a stay-at-home order to reduce the possible spread of COVID-19 in our area. The AMRIS Facility at UF-Gainesville is therefore now restricted for access, unless you have received prior approval as essential staff or a mission-critical researcher and you also possess a valid Gator1 card allowing MBI building access. Limited AMRIS research projects may still be able to continue remotely, as we will have minimal staff access to maintain our magnets. If you are submitting a magnet reservation request, please understand that it may be declined if the work cannot be completed in a manner that complies with the current campus policies.

The University of Florida campus is following statewide guidance to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, COVID-19. We will maintain our equipment and will clean the commonly touched objects and surfaces, but please help us by doing your part to stay healthy. Follow CDC guidelines by washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, please 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 has been detected.

Because this is a fluid situation, you may view the latest announcements regarding University of Florida campus at http://www.ufl.edu/health-updates, and track the daily Florida Department of Health conditions and advice at http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/COVID-19/index.html.

The following links provide key guidance, resources and contacts for the different kinds of questions you may have:

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AMRIS is a state-of-the-art NMR facility for high-resolution solution NMR, solid-state NMR, microimaging, animal imaging, and human imaging. There are currently ten spectrometer systems, including an 800 MHz medium bore, a 750 MHz wide bore, an 11 T/40 cm bore horizontal animal imaging magnet, and two 3T human systems. All of our systems are available to University of Florida and external academic and industrial scientists.

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 as well as 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 with 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.