Rules of Use

THE FOLLOWING ARE THE ABIF'S RULES OF USE FOR OPERATING ANY AND ALL INSTRUMENTS WITHIN THE FACILITY. PLEASE READ ALL THE GUIDELINES LISTED BELOW, SO THAT WE MAY ENSURE A PLEASANT WORKING ENVIRONMENT FOR EVERYONE.

 

IMPORTANT USER INFORMATION
 

  • Initial training sessions are 2-4 hours
  • If users do not cancel 24 hours before booking, they will be billed for the time frame that was originally booked
  • If a user does not arrive during the first hour of their booking the instrument is considered available for others, but the original user will be billed
  • Users will NOT be billed if the equipment is not functioning (please contact a staff member should this happen)
  • Each confocal session is limited to one 3 hour session per day, and a limit of 3 sessions per week* (9 hours total) within regular working hours (9:00AM - 6:00PM)
    • *Note - These limitations do not apply outside these regular working hours.
  • Images left on the computers for more than one month can be deleted without notice
  • Priority will be given in the following order:
    • Local Users
    • Live Cell Experiments
    • McGill Users
    • Outside Users
       


ALL USERS MUST
 

  • Bring a sample similar to the those being used for their project during the first training session to address specific sample issues
  • Be trained by a member of the imaging facility staff
  • Fill out a project proposal form
  • Apply for building access to the appropriate rooms: Building Access Request Form
  • Use the online booking system for using ALL of the equipment: Book Microscope
  • Cancel all bookings 24 hours in advance of the time booked
  • Only work on instruments they have been trained on
  • Have Biohazard Level 2 samples approved by the facility staff
  • erika.wee [at] mcgill.ca (Book an appointment) if they require technical assistance
     


ALL USERS MUST NOT

  • Use any instruments they have not been trained on
  • Train other new users – please leave this to the qualified personnel employed by the facility
  • Bring samples that are Biohazard Level 3 or higher; they are not allowed in the facility

 


 

PLEASE REMEMBER TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE ADVANCED BIOIMAGING FACILITY IN ANY PUBLICATIONS YOU HAVE THAT INCLUDE IMAGES TAKEN IN THE FACILITY. 
THESE RULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE IF DEEMED NECESSARY BY THE FACILITY STAFF.