Preface

The purpose of this guide is to collect and consolidate the relevant information on how the NECSTLab works.

This guide is by no means complete and should not substitute common sense and human-to-human communication. In other words, if something is not covered in this guide, simply talk to someone. Most likely, you will find an answer among your NECSTLab colleagues. If not, ask one of the Tutors, or the RADRL.

Intended Audience

You should read this guide before starting a project at the NECSTLab. Most likely, you are a student, a visiting scholar, a professor, or just a curious guy.

How to Access the Lab

  1. Read and understand: the present book, and the NECSTLab Safety Instructions
  2. Take the online Basic Course on Safety (Corso Base sulla Sicurezza), pass the online test, and print the Security Class Certificate (all Politecnico students should have already passed this test).
  3. Agree with your respective PI about the expiration date. The PI will assign an expiration date to the access according to the kind of work that you have to do in the NECSTLab.
  4. Go to the DEIB IT Section secretary (Mrs. Laura Caldirola, First Floor of DEIB’s Building 20, phone number: 3623), and ask her to start the procedure
  • Important: bring your badge of Politecnico di Milano with you
  1. After a few days, and once the PI and the RADRL approve your access request, you will receive a notification e-mail
  2. Go to the Department’s Access and Safety office to have your badge activated (Mr. Fausto Berton, Mon-Fri, from 9am to 12pm, Ground floor of DEIB’s Building 20, office T13, phone number: 3711).
  • Important: bring your badge of Politecnico di Milano with you
  • Important: bring the Security Class Certificate with you

How to use this Guide

Before Accessing the Lab

We suggest that you read the following sections, in this order:

  1. Basic Rules: Dos and Don’ts
  2. How to Access the Lab
  3. Roles Within the NECSTLab

At your First Day in the Lab

Once you gained access to the lab, if your stay spans over more than a week, you should:

  1. Ask your tutor (see Tutors) to be subscribed to the lab mailing list.
  2. Obtain access to the network and computing facilities (see How to Obtain Access to the Computing Resources and Services).

Regardless of how long you are going to stay in the lab, we suggest that you read the following sections, in this order:

  1. People and Roles: Who’s Who
  2. Facilities and Services: What’s in the Lab
  3. Activities: Having Fun Leads to Great Research