To get started at Nanotech West, we highly recommend that you first contact a staff member to make certain that your project can be done at Nanotech West. A list of current staff members and keywords describing their areas of expertise is located here.
After that, the process is only slightly different for Ohio State users versus external (non-OSU) users; simply start here.
There are, of course, some special cases. For example, recent OSU users of Nanotech West who have graduated and now wish to become external users do not have to repeat safety training - they simply have to file new user and project forms. Contact Paul Steffen if you believe that you have some unusual situation.
Information on work being done as service work (remote usage) can be found here.