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How to Become an NMRFAM User

NMRFAM users need two separate accounts: a Sundial Account for scheduling spectrometer time (using the Sundial software) and an NMRFAM Network Account (for all spectrometers' computers plus servers for offline NMR data processing, analysis, computations, etc.):

1. Sundial Account

Before conducting experiments using NMRFAM spectrometers, users must first register with NMRFAM before they can submit official time requests for consideration. PIs don't have to register, unless they will be submitting time requests and conducting experiments. Registration, Time Requests and Schedules are handled through Sundial, a module of Sesame LIMS. NOTE: Sundial requires the latest Java Runtime Environment (JRE) to be installed. You can get the JRE here. 


1 - Start Sundial. Download instructionImage of Sundial window when Sundial installation is successful.
2 - Register as a new user.
3 - Help on registration information.
4 - Complete a New User Form and email it to the NMRFAM Administrator.

IMPORTANT: Don't forget your Sundial username and password! No one at NMRFAM nor Sesame can see your password (it is stored in an encrypted form). If you forget your password, we can only reset the password for you.

NMRFAM Administrator 

  • Any questions about user policies and procedures or Sundial should be directed to NMRFAM  administrator Lai Bergeman or (608) 262-3173.
  • Primary point of contact for all users
  • Assists with registrations and scheduling
  • Maintains a list of available instrumentation
  • Releases the next month's calendar on day 20 or later of every month

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Biochemistry 800 - Practical Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Theory 

Biochemistry 801 - Biochemical Applications of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance 

"The Future of NMR-Based Metabolomics, Current Opinion in Biotechnology (2017), pp. 34-40

Documents on the use of the Bruker-Axs Nanostar,SAXS instrument and analysis of SAXS data are now available.

NMRFAM-SPARKY Distribution - the popular NMR analysis program SPARKY recompiled (including updated python and Tcl/Tk) with incorporation of PINE-Sparky, enhancements to import/export to the structural analysis program CYANA, and other useful python extensions.

ADAPT-NMR Enhancer: Complete Package for Reduced Dimensionality in Protein NMR Spectroscopy

RNA-PAIRS: RNA Probabilistic Assignment of Imino Resonance Shifts

PACSY, a Relational Database Management System for Protein Structure and Chemical Shift Analysis 


Donate to NMRFAM. US tax-deductible donation can be made to NMRFAM
Please write check payable to "UW Foundation, Account 112152802"  
And mail to: 
Attn: Sarah Lynn Traver Saunders
Associate Administrative Program Specialist 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 
433 Babcock Drive 
Madison, WI 53706 
Tel: 608-265-2507 or email 


1st: Lai Bergeman 
Rm 171; Phone 262-3173

2nd: Milo Westler
Rm B160; Phone 263-9599

3rd: Paulo F. Cobra
Rm B224; Phone 265-3303

4th: Marco Tonelli
Rm B160; Phone 263-9493

5th: John Markley
Rm 171A; Phone 263-9349

We welcome your questions and feedback!

NMRFAM Established 1987