High Throughput Biology Laboratory Policies
The High Throughput Biology Laboratory requests that all users adhere to our policies to ensure the best quality service for all our clients.
All equipment reservations must be made through iLab at least 24 hours in advance of use. Reservations with less than 24 hours’ notice can be scheduled by staff and are billed at an additional late fee.
If you need to cancel your equipment reservation, let us know as soon as possible by calling us at 212-263-9080 or emailing us at #email@example.com. Those who are late or cancel reservations multiple times may be denied use of the facility.
To reserve time on an instrument, faculty, staff, and investigators must be registered in iLab. We have also provided iLab login instructions for NYU Langone, NYU, NYU College of Dentistry, and external users.
We charge a fee for access to the libraries, screening equipment, and expertise of the facility staff. Further information about our fees is available through iLab. Please note that researchers are responsible for the costs of assay consumables and reagents.
Reagent Responsibility and Storage
Researchers are responsible for providing their own reagents, such as cells, media, transfection reagents, and antibodies. Our facility can provide these resources, but at cost to the researcher. More information on the costs of reagents and consumables can be found on iLab. Researchers are also held responsible for the proper storage and maintenance of their reagents, cells, and consumables.
All cells maintained in our laboratory must be quarantined until they have been tested for mycoplasma. If testing returns positive, researchers are responsible for the costs of decontaminating the incubator.
If we receive applications from different groups for similar screens, we encourage the groups to communicate with each other. However, if the groups prefer to screen independently, we do not interfere.
User-provided media storage devices such as a flash drives, CDs, or external hard drives are not permitted, unless there is approval by our staff.
The type of experiment to be performed determines the data file sizes, and researchers should ascertain their data needs prior to the screen. For example, files generated from PerkinElmer EnVision® are typically a few kilobytes, whereas those from the Thermo Scientific ArrayScan™ run about 2 to 5 TB.
Plate reader data from our systems are deleted quarterly. For information on our current image storage policy, call 212-263-9080 or email #firstname.lastname@example.org.