Cancellations/Missed Appointments– Users who have scheduled time may cancel up to 24 hours in advance of their start time. If users do not show up for a scheduled appointment, or cancel within 24 hours of the appointment, they will be billed for the scheduled amount of time.

Late Arrivals – Users will be billed for the amount of time they have reserved. If users arrive late, the billing time will start at the beginning of the scheduled appointment.

Training – All new users will participate in one or more training sessions with Core Facility staff. New users within an experienced lab may be instructed by trained personnel in the lab, but before being able to run samples by themselves, they will also be required to participate in a training session with Service Center staff.

After-hours / Weekend Use – The Core Facility is open Monday – Friday, from 8 am – 5 pm. Trained users may be allowed access to the facility after hours and on weekends after they have been given approval from the Core Facility Director. Please inform the Director of any plans to work outside of normal lab hours.

Radioactive Materials – Radiolabeled samples are not permitted in the Core Facility.

Acknowledgments – Please acknowledge the Flow Cytometry Core Facility in any grant application or publication in which equipment and/or staff expertise was provided. Also, please send the Core Facility Director a copy of accepted publications containing data generated in the facility. 

Biosafety – In an effort to decrease possible infection risk to Core Facility staff and lab users, we require that all samples be fixed prior to analysis. We are aware that certain applications preclude the fixing of samples. Should there be experimental reasons that your protocol is not compatible with fixation, please discuss this with Core Facility staff before running samples so appropriate handling and containment can be implemented.