Current Operating Status & Instructions

[last updated: July 28, 2022]


Per, the AIF no longer requires face masks in the labs.

In response to recent improvements in pandemic conditions across Wake County and North Carolina, and in alignment with new guidance provided by the UNC System Office, beginning March 7 face coverings will be optional in most campus indoor locations, including classrooms and other instructional settings.

Although face coverings will no longer be required in most campus spaces, all university community members are encouraged to continue wearing them indoors, especially in instructional settings.


Accessing AIF

If you would like to become an independent user at AIF, please follow the instructions from this website.

The submission of samples can initiate the process.

The process for submitting samples involves:
1. Ensure you have a valid user agreement with the AIF. For help with agreements, please visit this page

2. Submit sample details by going to Please note you must have a valid agreement before submitting this form.

If you’re an NC State user, login with your Unity ID. If you’re an external user, click the Guest Login button. If this is your first time logging into our Lab Management portal (Mendix) as an external user, click Forgot Password and enter your email address. You’ll then receive an email to create a new password and can login.

3. Provide sample(s). For local users, samples can be dropped off in MRC 318. There is a bookcase with a drop off shelf in the office. Make sure your name, email address, and ATTN TO [lab manager’s name] are listed on your sample(s). 

For any users preferring to mail samples, please use this mailing address:
    Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF)
    Attn: lab manager’s name
    North Carolina State University
    2410 Campus Shore Drive, Room 318
    Monteith Research Center (MRC)
    Raleigh, NC 27606 USA
    Office Ph: 919-515-8887

4. Pick up your sample(s). For local users, samples can be picked up in MRC 318. Please pickup your samples within 1 month or they will be discarded.


If you have any questions, please email them to