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COVID-19 Report – CCEM re-entering Phase 1

Hamilton will be returning to the grey zone (lockdown), and McMaster University will go back into Phase 1 of on-campus research operations. For CCEM, this means that starting Monday, March 29, the following access changes will be in effect:

  • In-person user training will not be permitted
  • In-person instrument access will no longer be allowed for external (non-McMaster) users
  • Internal (McMaster) users must be part of an approved plan for on-campus research

If you are currently booked for access or training that is affected by these policy changes, please reach out to a CCEM staff member about re-scheduling, or having your analysis performed by CCEM staff instead.

The CCEM hopes that everyone stays safe and healthy, and we look forward to easing access restrictions and re-booked for affected sessions when the situation allows. Thank you for your understanding.

For additional information, or if there are questions, please consult our COVID-19 policies, or email the Facilities Manager.

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The CCEM has a new file server

While the CCEM has been physically closed, the staff is still working hard at home to improve your user experience.

Our new file server is now ready for use and can be accessed at

To login, use the email associated with your NanoLIMS account (not the username) and your NanoLIMS password. If you cannot login, log into NanoLIMS first, then an account will be generated automatically. Any changes made to your password in NanoLIMS will also be made to the file server.

The old file server is now read-only. Please don’t write to it or use the CCEM owncloud service anymore.

Desktop clients for the new server can be accessed here: There are two clients, “desktop drive client” is recommended, but you can try the “desktop syncing client” as well.

The file server will be set-up on the microscope computers, so you can directly save your data to your account.

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CCEM closed until further notice

We will be indefinitely closing the CCEM due to McMaster’s new directives. In order to accommodate our users, remote computer access for processing is available upon request. For connection instructions or any other questions or concerns please contact Andreas Korinek, the facility manager via email. Staff members will still be accessible via email to answer your questions regarding research.

The CCEM staff wishes you all the best for the coming weeks and we are looking forward to providing you with in person training and on-site access to the instruments as soon as the situation allows.