The WCAC is an open-access facility where researchers learn to operate and collect data on a wide variety of scientific instruments suitable for characterization and structure elucidation of chemical and biophysical samples.
We have a primary focus and expertise in the areas of NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry and we have additional resources in proteomics, optical instrumentation, biophysical instrumentation, and flow cytometry.
If you are new to Yale, or if you are in the local area and need access to any of our instruments, please request an account and we will contact you to set up a training session and help you get started using our instruments. We charge a fee for instrument usage, typically accounted in 10-minute or 30-minute increments. The income from these fees are used to help offset the operational and maintenance costs of our instruments, and we strive to keep these fees as low as possible. After you have received training, ensuring that all of your instrument usage is appropriately logged or reserved online will help us in our mission of a low-fee and well maintained instrument center.