The Department of Pharmacology has core equipment facilities located within rooms 3-269 and 2-279 of Nils Hasselmo Hall. All primary faculty labs have access to these facilities. Please do not hesitate to ask questions.
- Accessing Core Facility
- Reserving Core Equipment
Accessing Core Facility
Training by either Dr. Connell, or a previously trained member of your lab is mandatory for all core equipment. When using core equipment for the first time, initially check with your PI or an experienced lab member to see if anyone within your lab can provide necessary training. If no one within your lab is available, please contact Hannah Salen, who will arrange orientation and training with Dr. Connell.
Accessing specific equipment:
Requirements for access may vary from instrument to instrument:
For instruments or areas that require a code, each lab has an assigned 6 digit code which you can obtain from your PI.
List of equipment and areas that require this code:
Some equipment requires a reservation be made through a website, Qreserve.
List of equipment that require reservation through Qreserve:
Reserving Core Equipment
There are two main methods for equipment reservation in the core facility that varies from instrument to instrument:
Pen and notepad sign-in:
The first method is a simple notepad sign-up on arrival system. Notepads with pens have been placed next to machines that utilize this system.
All we ask is that, when you come in to use the instrument, record the time, date, your name, and your PI on the notepad.
The following instruments utilize this method of sign-up:
The second method of sign-up, Qreserve, requires a little more initial set-up on the users part, but, afterwards, is also fairly simple. Qreserve is a web-based lab management system that provides several tools that labs can use to manage their equipment and supplies. For the purposes of the core facility, we utilize its facilities calendar function to allow online reservation for equipment that may need to be used for extended periods of time.
The following are the instruments that utilize this method of sign-up:
Registering on Qreserve:
Request an invite by e-mailing Hannah Salen at email@example.com with your preferred e-mail and PI. A registration e-mail will be sent to you once your message is received. It will invite you to create a password for the account associated with your e-mail. From there you will have access to the Core's Qreserve group automatically.
Reserving equipment through Qreserve:
After registering for Quartzy, you can reserve equipment by following these steps
1. If you aren't already logged in you can log in here
2. Navigate to the memberships tab and click on the "Core Facilities" group.
3. Click on the equipment you would like to make a reservation for. A calendar should pop up that can be displayed in a day/week/month format.
4. To reserve, simply click on a date you would like to reserve. A pop up will prompt you to select a start and end time. For Centrifuges, please select which rotor you plan to use in the "notes" section.
5. Hit book and you're done! You've just reserved that equipment for your selected time.
Note: Again, please list the rotor(s) you plan on using within the "notes" section when reserving the centrifuges
For all questions, concerns, and requests for access please contact:
Dr. Greg Connell
Research Building Management Services
For repairs and other building services, please contact Research Building Management Services.