Guidelines & Booking

Getting Started:

Information: How to start using the Imaging & Optics Facility services

To use our services, the following steps are needed: Internal users and short term visitors: please follow instructions described here: Getting Started page. External customers need to establish a cooperation contract with ISTA before services from the Imaging & Optics Facility at ISTA can be used. Please contact us in case of interest. An ‘introduction to the facility’ as well as ‘equipment training’ are obligatory prior to first use of any facility equipment. Trainings are exclusively carried out by the Imaging and Optics Facility staff.

→ Getting started ←


Facility Policies

Any damage needs to be reported via any central Imaging & Optics Facility support channels immediately – especially in case of including liquid spills!


Booking system (PPMS)

All Scientific Service Units (SSUs) at ISTA make use of the same online booking system. Please find below links to an introdcution, Tips & Tricks, reporting incidents and how you can check and change your bookings

For any issues with your cost-center / cost account → see our PPMS-FAQ section.


Safety guidelines


Communication & Support

We are communicating updates about events and systems through mailing lists

We are communicating updates about events and systems through mailing lists.

  1. imaging@lists.ist.ac.at is used by the Imaging and Optics Facility staff to send out relevant notification about BIF guidelines, news and events.  This list is obligatory to all users of the Imaging and Optics facility. All users will be added to this list by the Imaging and Optics Facility staff.
  2. imaging-cancellation@lists.ist.ac.at is to be used to send out emails ‘from users to users’ of the Imaging and Optics facility. This is an additional non-obligatory mailing list has been, for which you can sign up via ICP self-service
  3. SIFFY emails need to be sent to imaging-cancellation@lists.ist.ac.at. this is a ‘from users to users’ mailing list of the Imaging and Optics facility. please sign up via ICP self-service
  4. IOF support: all options to contact us

→ Contact IOF Support ←