For the formation of SPSU students practical research skills in disciplines related to the X-ray diffraction and X-ray analysis two training laboratories were organized in the “Center of X-ray diffraction studies”. Training laboratories are working in the open mode, i.e. all the resources without exception available to studying in school hours, according to the schedule in individual departmental courses. Based on training labs facilities, students and graduates of SPbSU can also conduct their own research involves the identification of crystal phases, and determination of their relative concentrations in mixtures, precise determination of the lattice parameters of a known substance to detect and determine the concentrations of isomorphic impurities, and characterization the unit cell and possible space group of new compounds.

On the basis of educational laboratories it is planned to hold thematic training courses for employees as from SPbSU as from external organizations.