Scheduling and Cancellation



Trained users must schedule experiments on the individual instrument calendar by logging into

Users should try not to overbook time because unused time will be charged.

If the user is unable to complete his/her samples within the allotted time and the user scheduled after needs to use the instrument, the previous user must leave.


To analyze samples containing potential bio-hazards (BSL2) without fixation, such as unfixed human, non-human primate or virally-transduced or infected cells, etc., users must schedule using the instrument (STI Fortessa) within a containment hood, which is located in south BST Room S756 or use the Aurora in BST room W1005.


For cell sorting or assisted analysis, first time users are required to meet Core staff. The subsequent appointment can be made by phone or email.


Changing or cancelling an appointment

Any changes or cancellations of appointments should be done at least a day before the scheduled time to avoid a charge.

If something unexpected comes up during the same day of an appointment and a user needs to change or cancel his/her appointment, he/she must Edit/Delete it on the analytical instrument calendar on

Users must contact Core staff directly to change or cancel a cell sorting or assisted analysis appointment. However, the time may be charged entirely or partially depending on how the reduced/canceled time is used by others. 


If a user fails to show up for his/her scheduled appointment, he/she will be charged for the time scheduled.  Repeatedly failing to show up may cause the user’s privileges to be revoked for a month.


Last User of the Day


It is the responsibility of the last user of the day to turn off the analytical instrument. If the last person of the day cannot make his/her scheduled time, he/she must inform the person before so that that person knows to turn off the machine.