If you would prefer that (MC)² staff perform characterization work for you rather than to train to use our microscopes, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief description of your proposed experiments and the name and contact for your research supervisor if appropriate. We will determine if your research can actually be performed with the equipment available and will give an estimate of how much time will be needed to complete the analysis for you.
All service work is requested through FOM (Facility Online Manager), as shown here: Service Request Steps. All users having service work done, whether internal or external, will need to create a FOM account. External users from outside University of Michigan will also need to provide a signed external service agreement and register a payment method, per the instructions to Become an External User.
Information on rates can he found here: http://mc2.engin.umich.edu/lab-use/rates/