What is this General Access Extension Request?

This request form is only for approved General Access proposals that have competed 75% or more of the allocated hours or the hours are expired/expiring. General Access proposal receive up to 480 hours given in allocations determined by progress. This form must be completed to receive the next allocation of hours anywhere from 0-120 hours.

What if I don't plan on using more hours?

Allocations have an expiration date. Additionally, at the end of the year 1 and 2 deadlines of the General Access Proposals, all unused hours will be removed.

What else can I add in this General Access Extension Request?

In addition to requesting additional hours, you can add up to five additional samples, which are restricted to samples that align directly to the original proposal and builds upon the prior samples. All samples will be checked by our co-director, Claudia López. Any samples that are found to be outside the scope of the proposal will not be approved to be shipped on-site. 

When will my request be approved?

It takes approximately 7-10 days for an extension request to be approved at this time, longer if requesting samples to be added. If you feel that you are waiting too long, please email our user office.