A merit badge is a proficiency qualification that allows for independent use of specified instrumentation and is cross-honored at the three US cryoEM service centers. Badges are awarded in three main skill areas:
- sample preparation
- microscope operations
- data processing
If you are not a user of the national cryoEM centers, we hope the merit badge framework may still be useful by organizing cryoEM training materials into practical units relevant for specific steps of a cryoEM workflow.