CNF Policies and Procedures are detailed in the Lab Manual.

  • Lab Hours
    To comply with New York State’s updated building codes that impact Cornell’s Duffield Hall, the CNF cleanroom will operate with a reduced evening and weekends schedule for a limited time. Check back often for updated hours. 24/7 Cleanroom operation resumes Monday, April 1, 2024 at 8AM.
  • Lab Evacuations
    As of November 2023, recent fire code updates require a slight change to our lab evacuation protocol.
  • COVID-19 Lab Reactivation Policies
    During the reactivation phases of the CNF, special policies and procedures are in place. Users are expected to be familiar with these policies prior to re-admittance to the lab.

Each tool in the CNF has its own set of policies and procedures. Please see the individual tool webpages, the tool Equipment Information Sheets (on the tool webpages and posted at the tools), additional signage posted at the tool, and the tool manual at the tool. Direct questions to the tool manager.

  • Tool and Material Compatibility Policy
    Commonly allowed and restricted materials are listed in this policy, but this does not cover all possibilities. If you do not see your material listed, or have a question regarding it– do not assume it is safe to process without getting clearance from the CNF staff member in charge of the tool!
  • Chemical Shipping Information
    Howto properly ship a chemical to the CNF.
  • MSDS Database
    All Chemicals need to be approved and included in the CNF MDS database.
  • CNF Cleanroom Store & Hours
    Policies on accessing the CNF Store, located in the Cleanroom.
  • Tour Guidelines for the CNF Cleanroom and Lab Spaces
    CNF Users giving tours of the CNF Cleanroom and Lab Spaces must follow these guidelines.
  • Lab Dress Code
    (external link to the main CNF website)
  • Remote Work
    In limited circumstances, researchers can engage the CNF in fabrication conducted by CNF staff members with only the off-site involvement of the researcher.
  • Fellows Policy
    Policy and expectations for CNF Fellows.
  • Fees and Billing
    Information on how CNF charges for tool and lab access. And on how CNF communicates charges to users and PIs.
  • Research Accomplishments
    One of the requirements of using the CNF for your research is the submission of an annual technical report. The CNF RA is distributed to the National Science Foundation, industrial affiliates, visitors, potential users, and sponsors. It is our primary technical CNF publication
  • Acknowledging the CNF in your presentations, posters, and publications.