1. How do I get my biosafety cabinet certified?
  2. How do I track down needed equipment?
  3. I need to dispose of an instrument or other items, how can I do that?
  4. How can I get trained on an instrument?
  5. Something broke, what should I do?

 

 

  1. How do I get my biosafety cabinet certified?
  2. How do I track down a needed instrument?
    • Unfortunately there is not another entity on campus like the BioCore to perform this task. If you need something very soon (before 5/20/20 when I return) I would suggest sending out an email to your departmental listserv. Folks are usually great with sharing. If your need for an instrument is not urgent, you can send me an email anytime and I will get to it when I return. 
       
  3. I need to dispose of an instrument or other items, how can I do that?
    • MCDB - contact Neil Prather
    • EBIO - contact Jennifer Kinion
    • IPHY - contact Eric Heltne ​
       
  4. How can I get trained on an instrument?
    • You must be trained on any instruments you are new to using. Unfortunately, I cannot perform training on instruments at this time. If at all possible, please wait until I return. If you require training on an instrument prior to 5/20/20 when I return, you can look on the shared labs computers in Porter B412  or  Ramaley C335 to see who else is scheduling/using the instrument you need training on. Click through the scheduling app (LabArchives) to see who has recently used the instrument you need. Feel free to contact them to ask for a quick training, but please be courteous in your request.
       
  5. Something broke, what should I do?
    • Email me immediately to let me know the instrument and the problem. Although I will not be able to help with this until I get back, it is very important that any issues are documented immediately. This will likely save considerable time when troubleshooting when I return, and we all know that things are forgotten if not written down immediately.
    • If the instrument should not be used and needs repairs, PLEASE put a simple sign on the instrument stating "Out of order". Thank you!