Carleton Laboratory Site-Specific Training

This training program is required of all laboratory users. The training course can be found: Training Center > Safety Courses > TC2600 - Carleton Laboratory Site-Specific Training.

Machine Shop Safety Training

This training IS NOT a substitute for any machine-specific safety training. The training course can be found: Training Center > Safety Courses > TC0600 - Shop Safety Training.

Laboratory Safety/Chemical Hygiene/Hazardous Waste/Laboratory Fire Safety Training

Persons will need to complete this training to be allowed to handle any chemicals.

IMPORTANT: When taking this training for the first time, you must attend the in-person safety seminar provided by EH&S; the online version is a refresher only. See the EH&S Website for an updated training schedule.

Certificate of Fitness (C-14) Training

Any researcher who works in the Carleton Laboratory (including Burmister Laboratory) outside of normal operating hours (9:00am to 5:00pm M-F) must obtain a C-14 Certificate of Fitness. See the EH&S Website for further information on the C-14 Certificate of Fitness.

Students and Researchers

Undergraduate students may apply for daytime access (M-F, 9am-5pm) while graduate students and research staff may apply for 24/7 access. All student access permissions rescind on the 31st of May of every year. The "Extend Access" form may be submitted at any time during a current month of May to provide a seamless extension of access for the following year. All access applications submitted and approved during the month of May will automatically carry over unti May 31st of the following year.

Applications and Trainings

Link to the Carleton Lab User Policy Manual here.

Listed below are various access types that the Carleton Lab provides, links to the access applications are at the end of each description. Find which level of access is most appropriate for you and follow the link to fill out the corresponding form. Links to the required trainings are listed on the side. For more information about the trainings, see the Safety Training page on the Carleton Lab Website.

IMPORTANT: The Laboratory Safety/Chemical Hygiene/Hazardous Waste/Laboratory Fire Safety Training is performed by EH&S and must be attended IN PERSON. Your application will not be fully processed until all applicable trainings are completed, including the Lab Safety/Chemical Hygiene training.

Please visit EH&S's website for more details on when they hold their training sessions.

Class Access

Access to the laboratory for a specific class that has a laboratory instruction component in the Carleton Laboratory.

Qualifications:

  • Requires official standing with Columbia University and registration in a class containing a laboratory component
  • Access will be provided only for the time that the class meets in the Laboratory
  • "Carleton Lab" Access Sticker obtained from lab management after filling out applicaiton and uploading appropriate certifications on the first day of lab classes

Trainings:

  • Carleton Lab Site-Specific Training
  • Machine Shop Safety Training

In order to be granted swipe access to Carleton, you must come to the Manager's office in 161 Engineering Terrace to receive an Access Sticker after you submit the Access Form.

Apply Here

Research Access

Access to the laboratory to perform independent work that is not associated with a constantly supervised laboratory class. Research includes undergraduate and graduate independent research, student club work, Ph.D. research, teaching assistants, lab assistants, and SEAS tour guides, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Requires official standing with Columbia University
  • Legitimate research need for use of the facilities of the laboratory
  • "Carleton Lab" Access Sticker obtained from lab management after filling out application and uploading appropriate certifications

Trainings:

  • Carleton Lab Site-Specific Training
  • Machine Shop Safety Training
  • Laboratory Safety/Chemical Hygiene/Hazardous Waste/Laboratory Fire Safety Training
  • C-14 Certificate of Fitness if requesting 24-hour access

In order to be granted swipe access to Carleton, you must come to the Manager's office in 161 Engineering Terrace to receive an Access Sticker after you submit the Access Form.

Apply Here

Extend Access

Fill out this application if you have previously been approved for laboratory access and have lost access due to the yearly access purge on May 31st, or you have acquired a new CUID. If you have received a new CUID, you must first go to the office to receive a new sticker. All trainings must be valid for the entire year for the application to be approved. Do not fill out this form if you are requesting new access.

Apply Here

Upgrade to 24/7 Access

If you have recently obtained a C-14 Certificate of Fitness and would like to upgrade your access privileges to include all times outside of operating hours, simply fill out this form. You must be in possession of the card to be eligible for the upgrade.

Apply Here