Alert: COVID-19 Updates

MCN Current Operational Status

latest update: 016.09.21 4:04pm


Re: General Update to MCN Operations

Dear MCN Users/Stakeholders-

In view of the potential for protracted restrictions here in Victoria we wanted to provide a quick operational update to users, touching specifically on changes to delivery of COVID-safe training and inductions in the service of supporting essential research. Also included are some brief updates to new tool installations, planned facility works and upcoming events.

***Message clipped; see here full ALL USERS update***

Best,
Sean Langelier
General Manager, MCN | ANFF-VIC


 

The rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic is causing disruptions to our standard operations. Please watch this space for the latest information on access, staffing and services. Details on upcoming public holidays and/or planned disruptions to MCN lab access can be found here.

The broader ANFF network is also coordinating a response to COVID-19, see here for more details.

Services

General Access

Open

Essential research activity only; use of QR code check-in required 

Staff Support

Limited

Limited to support of essential research during lockdown 

Training

Limited

Available by application via Google form here. Limits to training on some instruments or processes may apply. Approved risk assessments for delivery of COVID-safe training training may be viewed here: (1) Cleanrooms,  (2) General Labs  (3) Use of Meeting Rooms

New User Induction

Limited

Available by application via Google form here.

Fee for Service

Limited

Limited to support of essential research during lockdown 

Laboratories

Cleanroom

Open

Essential research activity only

Non-cleanroom Labs

Open

Essential research activity only


ANFF-Victoria In-kind Capability Hubs

last update: 18.02.21 10:04am

Joint venture partners of the Victorian node provide open access to select in-kind infrastructure within their home organisations. The operational status of these facilities is listed below:

In-kind Capability

Org.

Status

Biointerface Engineering Hub

Swinburne University

Staffed; open for access on request

Micro Nano Research Facility (MNRF)

RMIT

Staffed; open for access; COVID measures in place

Micro and Nano Devices Laboratory & BMTF

CSIRO

staffed, operational for critical research only, closed to visitors

Materials Characterisation and Fabrication Platform (MCFP)

Melbourne University

Staffed; open for access and training

Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM)

Deakin University

Staffed; open for access and training

Centre for Materials Surface Science (CMSS)

La Trobe University

limited staff access, closed for external access, critical research only