Research has returned to full capacity

New guidelines for SIP :

  • Masks covering mouth and nose and without exhalation valves are required indoors regardless of vaccination status starting 08/13/2021.
  • Find more details about the mask mandate at CU Boulder and about campus updates on the campus Covid-19 website.
  • Physical distancing is not required anymore. Different users can use instruments in the same room at the same time.
  • We have changed from signing up for rooms/space to signing up for instruments.
  • I strongly recommend that people do not crowed space at the instruments unnecessarily, even without the strict requirement for distancing. People not involved/needed for an experiment should not “hang out” at the instruments.
  • Users should still use the spray bottles/paper towels to wipe everything down after use.

Imagers (LAS 4000 and Typhoon)

  • The LAS 4000 has move back to C381 (next to cell culture).
  • The Typhoon remains for now is A351.
  • They can be booked independent of each other under the JSCBB calendar.

Centrifuges

  • The sign-up system has changed from booking by room to booking by instrument.
  • Each centrifuge has its own line in the JSCBB calendar system for Shared Instruments
  • Example:
    • High-speed centrifuge [E113]: Sorvall  RC-5B
    • Tabletop Ultracentrifuge [B281]: Beckman TL-100 /  C3
  • Sign up for the instrument using the JSCBB scheduler, but please remember to sign the paper log at the centrifuge as well.

Autoclaves

  • The sign-up system will change from booking by room to booking by Autoclave #.
  • The sign-up system will change to allow booking by autoclave, instead of by room.
  • Each autoclave will have its own line in the JSCBB calendar system for Shared Instruments
  • Example:
    • Autoclave [B351]: #39
    • Autoclave [B351]: #40

Other Instruments

  • The more specialized instruments (see list below) have returned to the Google Calendar system we used before the pandemic. We are using the same Google Calendars we used before Covid-19. If you had access before, you should still have it.
  • New users will get access to the calendar after the initial training.
  • Sign up using the Google calendar, but don’t forget to sign the paper log at each instrument.
  • All instruments can be used at the same time, since physical distancing is not required anymore.
  • Google calendars will be in place for:
    • Fluorometer (separate of PTI and Fluorolog)
    • CD
    • Stopped- Flow fluorometer
    • MST
    •  DLS
    • SEC-MALS
    • ITC (separate for ITC 200 and TA ITC)
    • EPR
    • UV/Vis (separate for  DU 640 and Carry 300)
    • Abbe refractometer
    • Sonicator