Policies & forms

It is important that all users are familiar with MCN’s policies and that users read the facility

Facilities-Manual_Icon MCN acknowledgment policy

The MCN access and pricing policy requires that all academic publications arising from the use of MCN subsidised facility time are required to acknowledge MCN. Please include acknowledgements in the following form and report any new publications to the MCN facility manager.

Papers: Please use the following in the acknowledgement section of any papers:

“This work was performed in part at the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN) in the Victorian Node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF).”

Presentations: The MCN logo should be included on the acknowledgements slide of a Presentation.

MCN acknowledgment incentives

MCN is offering user credits to all of those who correctly acknowledge ANFF-VIC in research papers. Tell us within 30 days of your paper being published that it includes the correct acknowledgement to receive $200 equivalent usage credits to be applied to a future quote.

MCN has now added a reward for journal front cover art. Get in touch within a year of your correctly acknowledged paper being featured as cover art within a peer reviewed journal to receive $500 worth of usage credits that can be applied to an upcoming project.


Capabilities Booklet

This combines all of MCN’s technical suite of laboratory tools.

Facility manual

This combines all MCN’s policies and procedures and highlights facility operations.

General conduct policy

This guides users regarding the expected compliance with policies and procedures.

Access & pricing policy

This provides pricing information for accessing MCN’s facilities.

Security policy

This defines the security procedures used to ensure safety and monitor access.

Intellectual property policy

This specifies the arrangements in place to protect intellectual property rights.

Biochem labs usage policy

This covers appropriate use of the biochemistry laboratory at MCN.

Industry lab usage policy

This guides industry clients in the costs and billing process for their usage of MCN labs.

Out-of-hours policy

This covers the use of MCN equipment outside of normal working hours.

Undergraduate student policy

This provides guidance on the supervisory requirements for undergraduate students.

Hosted equipment policy

This covers the governance and use of any third party equipment housed at MCN.

New chemicals, process and equipment form

Utilise this form to apply for the use of new chemicals, processes and equipment at MCN.

MCN Grant Participation Policy

This document is to outline the potential modes of participation with respect to MCN in-kind contributions to academic research grants.

Strategic OHS plans

This covers MCN’s strategic OHS plans for 2017.