For new users
Here are the steps to become a user:
- Meet/contact the Core Facility staff. Together we will figure out if service or training to become an autonomous user is best for you, and which instruments are best suited and have capacity for your research question.
- Request an account for the online booking system PPMS.
If you are already registered with any of the other core facilities within the BMC (Proteomics, Bioimaging, Biophysics), you do NOT need to register again.
In case your Group account does not exist in the system yet, the Pricipal Investigator has to request the Group account. Wait until you receive confirmation before you proceed.
After you have become a user:
- Services should be requested via the PPMS system (=> 'Order').
- Training for the use of sorters can only be done for users experienced in flow cytometry, and only if they require a considerable number of sorts. For a few sorts we offer the service option.
If you are new to flow cytometry, participation in a classroom/theory training is a prerequisite.
Trainings have to be requested via the PPMS system (=> 'Request').
First we will do an initial training session together (ca. 1h for analyzers; 3h for sorters; no samples). For this practical session facility staff and the user will schedule a training session on the respective instrument.
When the initial training is completed the user can plan for sample sorts, starting with booking of 'assisted sessions' which we schedule together beforehand. During these sessions it will be made sure that the user can follow the guidelines for instrument handling, and uses the best settings for his/her samples. It is solely the staff's decision when the user is ready for autonomous use of the instrument(s).
- Using the core facility equipment is subject to usage fees. Cancellation policy applies (see FAQ). Booking and not using the instrument (no-show) is also subject to fees.