In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University Imaging Centers are continuing to provide status updates, and have implemented mandatory cleaning and safety protocols for all users using UIC resources. Please visit our sunrise safety protocols page to learn more 

Facility Access

Overview

All University Imaging Centers locations are access controlled with card readers.

Each trained user that requires access must have an authorized U Card(link is external).

Prior to being granted access, all training and facility specific requirements must be completed.

UIC Training Requirements

  • To use any of the University Imaging Centers resources you MUST be trained by UIC staff. 
  • If you have not yet been trained please submit a training request.

UIC Facilities

Cancer & Cardiovascular Research Building (CCRB)

1-220 (Cellular Imaging)

The UIC CCRB 1-220 is general access to all Biomedical Discovery District (BDD) Labs. If your lab is located outside of the BDD and you wish to obtain access please follow the instructions below.

Required Training
Before filling out the RBMS building access form please complete the required training.
 
RBMS Access Form Instructions:
Once you have completed the required trainings please submit an RBMS access form. 
 
  1. Go to the RBMS Building Access Webpage.
  2. Click 'Employee/Student Access Form'
  3. Fill out the requested information. I've included a few of the fields below.
    • Select your PI or Facility: UIC
    • Work Location(s): University Imaging Centers
    • Work Location(s) Primary Building: [CCRB] Cancer/Cardio Research Building
    • Office Phone: 612-626-6202
    • Lab Phone: 612-626-6202
    • Lab Room: 1-220
  4. After completing all required training and submitting your access form you must stop by the CCRB front info desk and show them your UCard for verification purposes.
  5. Send an email to Alex Cramer with a photo of the front and back of your U Card. A final supervisor approval form will be submitted by UIC staff to Research Building Management Services to complete the access request process. Once all components have been submitted you should be granted access within 2-3 business days. Please confirm your access works before planning after hours imaging sessions. 
 

1-250/260 (In vivo & microPET/CT)

To access the UIC 1-250/260 In vivo imaging area you must complete IACUC training in addition to the RBMS requirements.

Required Training
RBMS Access Form Instructions:
  1. Download and fill out the request for access to restricted RAR animal housing areas form
  2. Send an email to raraccess@umn.edu, Attn: Becky Roland, and CC UIC staff Dr. Jason Mitchell. Once all components have been submitted you should be granted access within 2-3 business days. Please confirm your access works before planning after hours imaging sessions.

Jackson Hall (JH)

Please read all requirements before submitting your request.

  1. You are required to pass the on-line radiation safety and blood borne pathogen training modules before gaining access through the 5th floor skyway (not needed for UIC access only).
  2. Please go to Research Building Management Services Online Request Form(link is external) if your U Card has not been activated for either 717 Delaware, Jackson, MBB, MCB, NHH, or TRF/LRB and fill out the on-line access request..
  3. An audit is usually done once a year and you may be asked to verify access.
  4. If your card has been de-activated for no reason, go to one of the RBMS building info desks to have it re-activated.
  5. Please remember to notify UIC when you no longer need access or leave the U of M.
Please e-mail Guillermo Marques(link sends e-mail) the following information to request UIC access:

For more information on finding the U Card components requested below, click here.

  • Principal Investigator Name (P.I.).
  • Building your lab is located.
  • Your Name (as written on your card).
  • Student/Staff I.D. Number
  • U Card Number
  • Smart Card Number 
  • An e-mail address is required for all individuals requesting access.
  • Department.
  • Indicate if you have u-card access to 717 Delaware, CCRB, Jackson, MCB, NHH, TRF/LRB, or WMBB.
  • IACUC Protocol Number (if requesting access to the UIC Biosafety Area).
Indicate what access you need:
  • U-card access to UIC (Lab only)
  • U-card access through 5th floor skyway between Jackson and NHH for animal transport.
  • Key code access to UIC Biosafety Area (Animal In Vivo Imaging or Multiphoton Confocal)
    • Note: Remember to supply an IACUC protocol number for access to the UIC Biosafety Area. 
    • Supply a 4-6 digit number you would like to use for your key code.      
The process will take 1-3 days. Contact UIC Staff if you do not have access beyond that period.

UIC Jackson Hall Animal Transport Routes

Snyder Hall (SH)

The University Imaging Centers requires completion of the University’s Introduction to Research Safety and Chemical Safety training modules, as well as UIC-specific safety and equipment training, before granting access to its Snyder facility.  UIC staff will verify completion using internal records and university training transcripts.

Please note: at this time, access to UIC facilities does not guarantee staff availability. If you require assistance please coordinate with UIC staff.

Building Access: By submitting this form you are requesting access to the UIC Snyder Hall facility. If you also require Snyder building access through the Biological Sciences Center or Gortner Laboratory buildings please contact Ann Yetter.

 

Click here to submit a UIC Snyder Hall Access Request Form

Loss of Access

Access may be revoked for any of the following reasons:

  • Failure to follow core policies.
  • Do not use the U Card within a year.
  • Leave the University.
  • Your P.I. requests it.
  • Change of P.I.

 If your U Card has been de-activated for one of the above reasons, you will need to request access again with all current information.