Established in 1990 with funds provided by the Office of Vice President for Research, the Auburn University Research Instrumentation Facility (AURIF) is foremost a research instrumentation and service facility. Its services are available to Auburn faculty, staff, and student researchers; other in-state and out-of-state institutions; and to businesses and private industry. The facility is used extensively for research in the areas of biological sciences, engineering, geological sciences, polymer, fiber and material science, veterinarian medicine, pharmacal sciences, and nanotechology. Complete individual training, familiarization with instrumentation, and assistance with specimen preparation are available upon request. Instrument use, training, and some technical services are provided on a fee-charge basis.