Following are the policies for the facility: by using the services of the facility you agree to these policies. If a user is in violation of any of these policies we reserve the right to require re-training, or refuse service.
o The Facility does not function from user fees alone. We are significantly subsidized by the University. It is required that all users acknowledge this support.
o Data will be archived on the facility server, for which access can be requested.
o It is the responsibility of the individual operator to ensure data has been exported to the server: computers are cleaned on a regular basis and data not exported will be lost.
o The facility will store data in accordance with the NIH guidelines.
Using the Facility
o Users must complete the Practical Flow Cytometry Class prior to using cell sorting and unassisted cell acquisition services.
o Only facility staff are to train users
o Users with a reservation have priority for the instrument, but if users are not present 15 minutes after their reserved time begins the priority on the instrument is foregone
o Cells must be fixed unless there is a biological reason not to.
o You must disclose to facility personnel if you are using unfixed cells.
o All cells must be filtered immediately before acquiring samples on the flow cytometer.
o Users will be billed for the reserved time, in addition to any time used after the reservation.
o Cancellations must be made with at least one full working days notice, prior to the start of the reservation.
o Late cancellations and no shows are subject to billing for the total reserved time and supplemental fees (training/set-up etc.)
o Any instrument blockage will be charged an unclogging fee.
o Any user-related instrument damage will be billed for parts and maintenance.
Further policy agreement is required for trained users, and will be discussed upon training.
Research Support Offices
- Clinical Research Resources
- Nebraska Biobank
Grant Writing Support
Centers and Major Programs
- Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA)
- Comparative Medicine
- Government Relations
- Intellectual Property Assistance
- VCR Managed Core Facilities
- Core Facility Scheduling and Billing