The administration of a world class institution requires effective distribution of required forms, communication of important safety information, and discussion of general policies for facility users. The following pages attempt to inform facility users of the proper procedures for the myriad of possible questions that arise from any given researcher. If you have additional questions that are unanswered here, please contact the appropriate person from the Administrative Personnel list below.

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MRL Acknowledgments

For your acknowledgment of MRL support please use one of the following statements:

  1. For work that is substantially supported by the MRL (e.g. IRG and Seed areas):
    “This work was supported by the MRSEC Program of the National Science Foundation under Award No. DMR 2308708.”
  2. For work where the MRL support is subsidiary to that from other agencies:
    “This work was partially supported by the MRSEC Program of the National Science Foundation under Award No. DMR 2308708.”
  3. For work which solely makes use of the MRL Shared Experimental Facilities:
    “The MRL Shared Experimental Facilities are supported by the MRSEC Program of the NSF under Award No. DMR 2308708; a member of the NSF-funded Materials Research Facilities Network (”

Please report your publications to Sylvia Vogel along with an assessment of whether or not the work was performed with “full MRL support”, “partial MRL support” or “use of MRL facilities only”, as well as the particular IRG the work falls under.

MRL — Web Site Privacy Notification Guideline

Current University Privacy Notification Guidelines

University of California at Santa Barbara websites that collect personal information are REQUIRED to contain a formal privacy notification statement. The WSG recommends that any UCSB sites collecting information from users include a link to this statement.

Access to the section of the UCSB Web Guide containing Privacy Notification information is available at this link: Web Privacy Guide.

If you have any questions regarding UCSB’s policies regarding the collection of data from visitors, please contact