Procedures for Obtaining Microscopy Service Work, Training and Equipment Use
1. First time users schedule an initial meeting of the P.I., future users
During this meeting, the project and experimental details will be
discussed. Core staff could suggest which microscopy modality works best
for the project as well as consultation on strategies to accomplish the
imaging task. Users have the option of choosing service work or independent
Core staff provides technical assistance and support to acquire images for
the users. This service is most suited for users that only use the
microscope infrequently and prefer hands-on assistance and support for
their image acquisition.
All users who wish to use the microscope independently are required to
receive a formal training from the core staff first. Upon completion of the
training session, users will be permitted to operate the microscope
independently as well as given User ID and password to make reservation on
the online calendar. Links to the online calendars can be found on the
2. Schedule a service work session or a customized microscope training
session with one of the core staff members.
Below please find links to our microscope policies.
How to Acknowledge
To ensure continued support from NIH and our hospital, we request that you
acknowledge our core facility if we have made contribution to your
publication. In your acknowledgement, please reference us as the Confocal
Imaging Core Facility at BIDMC. If you are an HDDC member, please cite the
center grant imaging core B, DK-034854, on all publications.
If your work was done using the live-cell confocal system, please cite the
shared instrument grant (SIG) # S10-RR017927.
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