Training is required in order to obtain access to Fabrication Lab resources and spaces; different levels of training are required for the different areas of the lab.
For access to training, visit our group page on the Harvard Training Portal. The group page links to all of the training we offer users of the Lab. (Note, this is a limited-access group, allowing only individuals associated with GSD access to this training).
Our required training includes:
- Fabrication Lab Orientation:
- Health and Safety Guidelines
- Waiver and Release Agreement
- Hazardous Materials Training:
- Hazard Identification and Communication
- Hotwire Foam Cutting
- Wood Shop:
- Laser Cutting:
- 3D Printing:
Training completion data is collected twice daily: at 4 AM and 4 PM. Some access systems require the following hour to be updated and others may not be updated until business hours on the following business day.
New GSD Students
Most students registered at the GSD will be encouraged to complete the training as a part of the initial Orientation Week for new students, to avoid disruption to their coursework once the semester has started.
Non-GSD Students and Research Staff
In addition to research staff conducting work related to approved GSD research projects, any Harvard College student, graduate student registered in another school within Harvard University, or registered at MIT or another participating institution who is cross-registered for GSD courses must complete the same training required of GSD students if the course in which they are enrolled requires access to Fabrication Lab resources. These individuals should reach out to Fabrication Lab staff to coordinate access to training and to verify they are entered into the necessary systems for access; see the About Us page for contact information.