Facility Rules

  • Our staff provides training, and instrument access for all researches. The facility works from Monday to Friday, 8a.m. to 6 p.m., users should submit their purposes on the users portal in continuous flow. The scheduled experiments must start at the beginning of each scheduled period and, in the case of problems, the period must be canceled previously. Do not following this rule may result in restrictions on the future schedules.
  • In case of unknown equipment, the user can only use it through training, which will be scheduled by the LEC’s staff. In this case it is better to contact us before to schedule your experiment in order to avoid schedule problems.
  • The experiments must be finished 10 minutes before the end of the Lab period.
  • The users must bring all the materials required for the experiments as pipettes, tips, tubes, water and filtered caps. The facility does not supply these materials, as well as reagents.
  • The users must wear gloves, coats, pants and closed shoes to manipulate samples and buckets.
  • The samples must be brought ready (or almost ready) to the Laboratory, since there is little space to prepare the samples at the Laboratory. The external users must use the reserved space for this.
  • The users must only stay in the Laboratory during the experiments. Computers are only allowed in the Laboratory in the cases that they are being used to help in the experiments and in the indicated locals. For other purposes, in the period between the measures, it is suggested to use the computers at the Science Café.
  • The user is responsible for its disposal and has to observe the disposal container of each waste. If you have any doubt, call the responsible.
  • The cuvettes must be acquired with the responsible technician and are extremely delicate, therefore requires careful handling. Always wear gloves when handling and tissues (KimWipes ®) to dry cuvette.
  • The user is responsible for cleaning the cuvettes and the used area. After finishes their experiments, he must call the responsible to check the result of it. The Laboratory has cuvettes washing system with appropriate solutions. Ask for training before use it.
  • It is forbidden to disconnect or unplugged any cable or device in the laboratory.