Lab access

Users who would like access to the facility or to use our services need to complete the following:

  1. New User Registration Form
  2. Any of the applicable Annual Agreement forms
    1. For SFU students, staff or faculty: SFU Personnel Agreement;
    2. For all other academic users: Non-SFU Personnel Agreement; or
    3. For companies: Corporate Agreement.
  3. Training
    We provide you with hands-on tool use, practical application of theory, and increased access to tools. We encourage users to work independently, which improves research results. Our training model is hands-on and customized to each user.

To arrange lab training, please submit completed forms to

If you do not require access to the facility or would like to have 4D LABS staff conduct work on your behalf, please contact us at

For clarity, the following table outlines the document and training requirements:

  SFU Academic Users Non-SFU Academic Users Industrial Users SFU Contract Work Non-SFU Contract Work Industrial Contract Work
New User Registration Form x x x x x x
SFU Personnel Agreement x     x    
Non-SFU Personnel Agreement   x x   x x
Corporate Agreement     once by the company     once by the company
Purchase Order     x     x
4D LABS Safety Quizzes x x x      
4D LABS Safety Orientation x x x