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Please download the detailed User Guidelines for your own reference.

Cell Analyzers

  1. Users must get trained on a cell analyzer before using it. Use the booking system or email us to request training.
  2. The cell analyzers can be booked up to 2 months in advance
  3. Users must include 15 min in their booking time for cleaning
  4. Users must have a valid reservation in a system before using it.
  5. Users must use their own booked time and not book or use a resource with other username.
  6. Users can only cancel bookings 3h before the slot starting time
  7. Users must record start and finish times on the system log sheet (cleaning time included) and problems (if any)
  8. Users that swap filters must leave the system with the default configuration
  9. Users must log out from the analyzer software at the end of their session
  10. Users must switch off the system if they are the last user booked or if the analyzer will not be used for at least 3h
  11. Users must always export their data and delete it from the FACSDiva database regularly
  12. Users must always clean the machines after acquisition following the cleaning protocol and record the cleaning steps in FACSDiva
  13. Users must perform an additional cleaning before acquisition if they are the first user of the day
  14. Users must refill the sheath tank with PBS+Azide at the end of the booked session.
  15. If during acquisition, the waste container gets full, a high pitch sound will go off. Users should disconnect the black sensor (the noise will stop), put the cytometer in Standby, and disconnect the orange connector. The container must be replaced with a new one.

Users will be billed according to the actual starting time or booked starting time (whichever occurs first) and the actual ending time or booked ending time (whichever occurs last)

Last Minute Cancellations (within 3h before the starting booked time) may result in a penalization
The penalty charge corresponds to the running cost of the system if the session is not booked by another user

NO SHOWS - the charge corresponds to the running cost of the system

Cell Sorters

  1. Users must contact us or use the booking system to request access to the cell sorters booking.
  2. The cell sorters can be booked up to 2 months in advance between 10am and 6pm
  3. If you need to book a sorter outside the regular working hours, please contact us beforehand to check for staff availability.
  4. Users must include time in their booking for new settings, purity checks and cleaning (minimum 30 min)
  5. Users must mention in the booking comments the Biosafety Level (BSL) of their samples, which nozzle (70 μm, 85 μm or 100 μm) and which collection devices (plates, 1.5 mL tubes, 5 mL FACS tubes or 15 mL Falcon tubes) they will be using
  6. Users must not book on behalf of others
  7. Users can only cancel bookings 7 days in advance

Cancellations (within 6 days in advance) may result in a penalization
The penalty charge corresponds to the running cost of the system if the session is not booked by another user

NO SHOWS (or cancellation in the booked day) - the charge corresponds to the running cost of the system

Abuse Report

If you find a user that did not comply with the above rules please contact us.


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usage_policy.txt · Last modified: 2021/03/31 21:26 by flowcytometry