The members of the network agree to provide equal access to their facilities as much as possible within the rules that govern their institution. Equal access can mean equal recharge rates for on-campus and off-campus research, equal booking privileges, and/or equivalent status proposals. The members also agree to respect microscope bookings from offsite and not "bump" users in preference to internal users. The objective in establishing equality in the research approach is to facilitate interactions between facilities that can lead to new larger scale research ventures.