General Lab Policies

Facility Hours: Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM

New Users
New Users are encouraged contact the Manager to receive the new user information.

Independent Users or Current Users
All independent or current users will need to create their own account on the calendar website to be able to schedule time. Please visit the calendar to create an account. Independent users should contact the Manager to be given access to book the instrument independently.

Biosafety
This lab is a BSL-2 lab. BSL-2 training, and precautions are required. All sorting appointment require a Biosafety Sort Form to be turned in before the start of each appointment. See our BSL2 Requirement page for more information.

Rates and Cancellation Policies

Service

Unassisted Rate

Assisted Rate

Fee

BD LSR Fortessa

$60/hour

$70/hour

$30

BioPlex 200

$60/hour

$70/hour

$0

BD Aria Fusion

N/A

$100/hour

$60

Group Training

N/A

$70/hour

$0

Consultation

N/A

$70/hour

$0

BioPlex II Plate Washer

FREE

FREE

FREE

Currently, this facility does not have a cancellation policy. However, canceling the unwanted time in a timely fashion allows others to utilize the unwanted/unneeded time. More information on our rates and fees can be found here. View rates and fees.

After Hours Access
Independent users can request access to instruments after normal hours, on weekends, and on holidays. To apply, contact the Manager.

HIPAA Policy for the Facility
The facility follows the HIPAA guidelines for UTMB. All human patient samples must be completely de-identified, and unable to be traced back to that person by name or patient ID.

Data Management
USB/thumb drive use is strictly prohibited.
Contact staff for problems with data upload/retrieval.
Experiment data is routinely deleted from instruments. Only 1 month worth of data is stored on instruments.
Users are responsible for ensuring data is uploaded to the archive (Flow Core SharePoint).