Indiana University Bloomington
Flow Cytometry Core Facility

Facility Instrument Calendars

Facility instrument availability can be viewed on the calendar below. This calendar is read-only, meaning appointment times can be viewed, but not added or changed. To schedule an appointment for use of facility instrumentation, please email Christiane Hassel or call the facility at 855-7101. An appointment must be made to use facility equipment. Instruments are available on a first come, first served basis.

Appointment requests must be sent at least 24 hours in advance of the requested appointment time, on the previous business day (day that the facility is open). Please note: requests for after-hours appointments (after-hours authorized users only) must be made by 1pm the previous business day. Any requests made outside of facility hours for a next weekday sorting or analysis may not be fulfilled. This also applies to same day requests for sorting or analysis. Please be sure to make appointments in a timely manner. More notification may be required.

Cancellation, late, excess time fees: A fee will be charged for anyone who signs up and fails to notify the facility that they no longer intend to use their time. A 24 hour minimum notification to cancel an appointment on any instrument is required (longer cancellation notification times will apply when the facility is closed for an extended time). If canceling a Monday sort or analysis time, the facility must be notified by 5pm the preceding Friday. If a user fails to notify the facility in a timely manner, the full appointment time will be billed (minus set-up time) unless the appointment can be rebooked. No shows will be billed for the entire time scheduled. Unusual or extenuating circumstances for last minute cancellations will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Users who notify the facility before their appointment have a 15 minute grace period before their time is billed; failure to notify the facility will result in the appointment time being billed from the start of the appointment.  If a user is late, their experiment may not be able to be completed in order to accommodate the next user. In addition, if an excess amount of time is scheduled, the entirety of the time scheduled will be billed. For example, if a researcher schedules a two hour appointment and only uses one hour, they will be billed for two hours.

Current flow facility hours are as follows:

- Monday through Friday 9am-5pm. The facility is closed for university observed holidays.

- Aria II* and COPAS sorting is available from from 10am-4:30pm daily (please allow time for lunch)

- Calibur, LSRII, and MACSQuant analyzers are available from 10am-4:30pm daily (please allow time for lunch during training days); independent users of these instruments may extend their time to 5pm; after hours training is available for this instrumentation

*Additional Aria II sorting information can be found in this PDF - the Aria II questionnaire must be completed EACH TIME when requesting an Aria II sort or analysis (download, fill, save, and email the form with the Aria II request)

- There will be other times when the facility is closed and the facility manager is not available. Please see the calendar for these times.

Please see the facility calendar for any additional changes or closings.

Facility/instrument legend:
(Red) Facility schedule (applies to all instrumentation and software)
  (Olive) Traveling FlowJo dongle
  (Teal) FlowJo workstation
  (Purple) MACSQuant VYB
(Orange) Aria II
(Blue) Calibur
(Grey) LSRII
(Green) COPAS
  (Mustard) Z2 Coulter Counter