We are happy to provide tours of the BIRC to new researchers so that you can see the microscope systems and meet the staff of the Center. Please e-mail Alison to arrange such tours or if you wish to set up a meeting to discuss your project design or microscopy needs in detail.
To use the BIRC, you must first register with the center using the "Create a BIRC Account" button (left). Every new user must create their own account - it is not permitted for multiple users to share one account. We will also ask you to provide a paper copy of a form signed by your PI or lab administrator, approving the use of the account number you provided for BIRC charges.
Once registered, each user must also fill out a training request, answering all of the questions so that we have the necessary information to target you to the most appropriate microscope for your needs. We may follow up with additional questions by e-mail if required for more complex experiments. If you wish to use more than one microscope, you will need to fill out a separate training request for each system, but we advise against being trained on multiple systems at once unless they use the same acquisition software.