If you have a McGill ID, use this form (log in above) to request training on liquid-state NMR, solid-state NMR, or EPR.
If you do not have a McGill ID, send an email to Kirill Levin at nmr.chemistry [at] mcgill.ca (subject: NMR%2FEPR%20training, body: Name%3A%20%0AEmail%20address%3A%20%0AInstrumentation%20and%20level%20for%20training%20(liquids%20NMR%20level%201%2C%20liquids%20NMR%20level%202%2C%20liquids%20NMR%20special%20topics%2C%20solid-state%20NMR%2C%20and%2For%20EPR)%3A%20%0API%20name%3A%20%0API%20email%20address%3A%20%0AStatus%20(undergrad%2C%20grad%20student%2C%20etc.)%3A%20%0ADescription%20of%20sample(s)%20and%2For%20information%20you%20would%20like%20to%20obtain%3A%20%0AExperience%3A%20%0AAvailability%20over%20next%20two%20weeks%3A%20) containing your name, your email address, the instrument(s) on which you would like to be trained (solution-state NMR, solid-state NMR, and/or EPR), your PI's name, your PI's email address, your status (whether you are a grad student, a postdoc, etc.), whether you would like level 1, level 2, or special topics training, a description of your sample(s) or information you are looking for, any experience you have already with the technique you are interested in, and your availability over the next two weeks for in-person training.
There are two routes for liquid-state NMR training. Users who expect to become independent with small molecule NMR experiments should select "liquid-state NMR". Training consists of a portion for safety procedures and using software (about 30 minutes) and a one-on-one demonstration of the autosampler instruments (15 minutes). You do not need to bring a sample, although you should not request training until you will need to use the instruments, as otherwise you will forget what you have learned by the time you need to run samples. Once you have learned how to prepare NMR samples and use the autosampler instruments on your own, you may follow this up with training on the non-sample changer instruments ("part 2 training"); email Kirilldirectly for this.
Users who wish to use liquid-state NMR for one particular application which is not related to small molecule NMR (for example, determination of chitosan degree of deacetylation) should choose liquid-state NMR training (special topics). In this case, you will bring your sample and will work with the facility manager to determine the best way to run your experiment.
In addition, if you simply wish to drop samples off, choose "sample drop-off only". You will be invited to training about sample preparation and data processing.
Solid-state NMR training and EPR training is done on your samples. Kirill, the NMR/EPR manager, will work with you until you are confident in the basic steps of your experiment. For solid-state NMR, this includes packing rotors, spinning them up, acquiring spectra of standard samples, and acquiring your own samples. For EPR, this includes turning the instrument on and off, inserting samples, tuning the resonator, setting parameters, and acquiring data.