The purpose of this Sample Information Form (SIF) is to give us a general idea of what your sample looks like and what the imaging needs are. Your answers need not be comprehensive, but the more information you provide, the better we can understand the sample that you have in mind. Applicants need not be NIH grant holders, and can apply for a 48-hour imaging session for up to two different samples that will be loaded at one time together for each session. For example, a 48-hour imaging session could image a single sample or two samples for 24-hours apiece. A SIF submission is required for each sample that is to be imaged.
All details submitted in this form, all other communication, and data collected (if approved) will be kept confidential and are not shared with anyone outside the NCEF.
To be considered, sample should fulfill the following requirements:
· The sample must be related to cancer research
· Only biosafety level 1 (BSL 1) samples can be accepted. No potentially infectious or toxic material can be accepted
· Cryo-EM pre-screening images from the same grids made from the same plunge freezing session to be sent to the NCEF will need to be collected on a screening electron microscope and must be provided with its corresponding Sample Information Form.