Guide for users of facilities of RIHN

In order to use the research facilities of RIHN, it is necessary to apply for authorization as follows:

  1. Use of facilities
    Requests for the use of the research facilities of RIHN shall be submitted to the Laboratory and Analysis Division of the RIHN Center with Application Form 1-1.  The applicant shall be the person responsible for the use of the facilities.  If the applicant is a student not belonging to RIHN, his/her supervisor is the person responsible for the use of the facilities of RIHN.  It is necessary to submit the printed photograph of the portrait (4cm x 3cm) or the digital image of the applicant.
    If more than two people want to use the facilities, it is possible to apply for authorization with Application Form 1-2.

  2. Handling of hazardous substances
    If the applicant wants to handle hazardous substances, it is necessary to submit not only Application Form 1-1 but also that for handling of them.  The applicant shall be the person responsible for the use of the facilities. Application Form 1-1 is submitted to the Laboratory and Analysis Division of the RIHN Center. Permission (Form 2) and Permit card (Form 3) are also received from the Laboratory and Analysis Division of the RIHN Center.

  3. Receiving of a card key
    1. The user can receive the card key at the Finance Division of the Administration Department. The use of the card key is restricted within the laboratories applied with Application Form 1-1.
    2. At the Laboratory and Analysis Division of the RIHN Center, the user receives the passwords for the doors of Stable Isotope Laboratory (Room 8), Chemicals (9), Chemical Laboratory 1 (10), Sample Storage (18), and Flammable.
    3. The keys of the cabinets for hazardous substances in Chemicals (Room 9) are kept in the safes in the same room.  The passwords of these safes are given to the person with permission of handling of them.
Requirements for use of research facilities
  1. The user shall always carry the permit card with him/her during the use of the research facilities of RIHN.

  2. The user cannot have use of the research facilities for the unauthorized purpose.

  3. The user not belonging to RIHN shall take out accident insurance against accidents during the use of the research facilities of RIHN.

  4. If it is necessary to change the terms of the use of the facilities or cancel the research in the facilities, the user shall notify RIHN accordingly in advance.

  5. The user cannot let an outsider use the research facilities of RIHN.

  6. The user shall be very knowledgeable about laws and regulations about hazardous substances, and adhere to them.

  7. The user shall always be very careful about any accidents such as a fire.

  8. Authorization for the use of the research facilities may be wholly canceled or partly restricted according to the circumstances as shown below.  RIHN bears no responsibility for any losses which the user may suffer by the cancellation or the restriction.
    1. RIHN may make a judgment on the cancellation of the use of the facilities under unavoidable circumstances such as a natural disaster.
    2. RIHN may use the research facilities applied by the user according to the circumstances of RIHN.
    3. If the user makes use of the facilities for the different purpose from the applied one, or does not observe the regulations, RIHN can cancel the authorization for the use of the research facilities.

  9. The user is entirely responsible for any accidents during the use of the research facilities.

  10. The user shall put the facilities in order and clean them up completely after the use of them.

  11. If the facilities of RIHN are weared and/or damaged, the user shall restore and pay for the damage of them immediately.

  12. The user shall follow instructions from the persons in charge of the facilities.