Shared Research Equipment

Try out the latest in scientific instruments

Our teaching labs located on the upper research floors of the Discovery Building offer many opportunities for researchers, the public and industry to explore science and try out scientific tools up close and hands on. Among these opportunities is a new equipment use program developed by WARF and the Morgridge Institute for Research.
Researchers and community members can sign up to try out the latest in scientific equipment, which is on loan to the teaching labs from various companies. Providing access to the newest and most advanced equipment is part of Discovery’s vision of ensuring that technology complements the work of researchers, the UW–Madison campus and private industry partners.

In addition to microscopy capabilities, a full complement of cutting-edge molecular spectroscopy equipment now is available for use by the community. Training time and initial usage is provided free of charge, after which a fee structure applies. Please email the Lab Manager for details. To reserve these instruments, please apply below.

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