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CHIMERA

Effective August 1st, 2014 the CHEMIST chemical inventory database was replaced by the CHIMERA database software.

Existing users will be contacted over time and asked to set up new accounts and later to get their data into it.


Getting Set Up!

If you have chemicals on campus (including remote properties) and need a NEW ACCOUNT in the CHIMERA online database,

  • Go to https://rms.unlv.edu/chimera/siue/ 
  • Select "Request a login?".
  • Use your SIUE e-ID as your username,
  • Please provide accurate information and an email address that will actually be checked, as many notifications are sent by email, including your passwords.
  • Request ChemShare user level if you would like to allow others to search your inventory for potential sharing at your option.
  • Request Staff user level in order to be able to Enter and Edit Inventory without offering for sharing.
  • List the buildings and rooms that you are requesting access to (be precise!)
  • Once approved, you will get an email response with a temporary password.

You may login once you have an approved account by clicking on CHIMERA

For login or software problems click here for help!

A manual describing the main menu items within CHIMERA is available by clicking here. You will need to be able to read pdf files.

Large sets of initial inventory data may be uploaded from a properly completed spreadsheet. Download this file and then contact me regarding how to use it.

SDS/MSDS Search:    

CHIMERA has provided us with a link to search and download their and our Safety Data Sheets (SDS's) and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS's). This service is available to all SIUE students and employees without enrollment or accounts.

https://rms.unlv.edu/msds/  No Log In is required, but you must be on an SIUE network to access.

Future Steps!

To add additional rooms or request other account changes email lpaul@siue.edu with:

  • Name and phone# of person making request
  • User name to be given access
  • Department
  • OFFICIAL Building names (see list below) and room numbers for which each User Name will need access to inventory records
  • Other requests

Reference Information Below

Building Designations To be Used
Abbreviation   Name
Frat Housing = Tract 31
100 N.Res = 100 North Research Drive
110 N. Res = 110 North Research Drive
47 N. Res = 47 North Research Drive
95 N. Res = 95 North Research Drive
ADE = Art & Design East
ADW = Art & Design West
AH = Alumni Hall
AL 279 = Alton Campus- Bldg 279
AL 271 = Alton Campus- Bldg 271
AL 272 = Alton Campus- Bldg 272
AL 273 = Alton Campus- Bldg 273
AL 274 = Alton Campus- Bldg 274
AL 277 = Alton Campus- Bldg 277
AL 278 = Alton Campus- Bldg 278
AL 280 = Alton Campus- Bldg 280
AL 281 = Alton Campus- Bldg 281
AL 283 = Alton Campus- Bldg 283
AL 284 = Alton Campus- Bldg 284
AL 285 = Alton Campus- Bldg 285
AL 286 = Alton Campus- Bldg 286
AL 287 = Alton Campus- Bldg 287
AL 288 = Alton Campus- Bldg 288
AL 289 = Alton Campus- Bldg 289
BH = Birger Hall
BL = Biotechnology Lab Incubator -420 UP
BR = Bluff Residence Hall
CC = Cougar Village Commons Building
CL = Cougar Lake Marina
CU = Credit Union- Lewis Road
DH = Dunham Hall
EB = Engineering Building
ECC = Early Childhood Center
EM&S = 1650 Lewis Road - Tract 29
ER  = Evergreen Residence Hall
ERTC = Environmental Resource Training Center
ESA = Bldg A East St. Louis Center
ESB = Bldg B East St. Louis Center
ESC = Bldg C East St. Louis Center
ESD = Bldg D East St. Louis Center
ESE = Bldg E East St. Louis Center
ESF = Bldg F East St. Louis Center
FH = Founders Hall
Fulginiti = Fulginiti Indoor
Gardens = SIUE Gardens Support Center
HR = Heating & Refrigeration Plant
IC = 195 University Park
KS = Ralph Korte Stadium
SS = Supporting Services
LB = Lovejoy Library
Lee Field =  Simmons Baseball Complex-Tract 24
LS = Library Storage Facility
MO = Museum Operations Building
MUC = Morris University Center
NC = National Corn to Ethanol Research Center
Observatory = Physics Observatory
OR = Outdoor Recreational Sports Complex
PH = Peck Hall
PL = School of Pharmacy Lab- 220 UP
PR = Prairie Residence Hall
RC = Religious Center
RH = Rendleman Hall
SC = Student Fitness Center
SH = Shaw Sky Lab
SLE = Science Building East
SLW = Science Building West
SQ = Stratton Quadrangle
SSC = Student Success Center
ST = Metcalf Student Experimental Theater
SW = Cougar Lake Swimming Pool
TC = Technology and Management Center
Tract 60 = Contract Archaeology
U1 = University Park Administration
UHFM = Tract 44 (Housing Maintenance)
UP = 200 University Park
UPOL = University Police
VC = Vadalabene Center
WR = Woodland Residence Hall
WWTP =

Waste Water Treatment Plant

Why?

This change will provide several upgraded features, but the major one is that the contract will provide for the vendor to locate and upload MSDS's and SDS's into the system for you. You may then simply print them out when needed.

University policy requires that all departments participate in completing an access controlled CHIMERA online database of ALL chemicals and biohazards that are present on the SIUE campus.

This requirement is necessary to meet many needs beyond each individual department's own uses including, government mandated reports, assuring employee and student safety, and for the safety and decision-making of emergency response personnel such as firefighters, urban search and rescue, etc..

Paper or spreadsheet copies of inventories are acceptable for your department's own uses, but NOT for campus-wide needs.

Any group possessing any quantity of chemicals for other than truly personal use must setup an account in the database, then enter and maintain their own inventory.

What?

Examples of chemicals that may sometimes be overlooked for inventorying by departments are:

  • Cleaning products
  • Lead acid batteries
  • Glues/Adhesives
  • Paints
  • Aerosol sprays
  • Oils
  • Gasoline in containers
  • Alcohols
  • Photo developing chemicals
  • Art materials such as glazes, inks, dyes
  • Gas cylinders such as propane, nitrogen, etc.
  • Compressed air due to the physical hazard
  • Welding rods and flux
  • Biohazardous materials
  • Enzymes (some are, some aren't, be sure)
  • Radioactive materials

Below are links to some regulatory interpretations regarding MSDS's and Hazardous Materials

Some Pharmceuticals DO require MSDS-SDS

Which Art Materials are covered and which are not?

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