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Bionanotech Lab Access Protocol

Please read the following lab access procedures carefully!

Failure to complete each step of these instructions could prevent or delay your access to the BioNanotechnology Laboratories within MNTL

NOTICE: For the Fall 2017 semester, note the following training dates:

Monday, August 21, 2017
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

bionano lab training: 1:00pm, report to Room 2104 MNTL
building safety training: 3:30pm, report to Room 2104 MNTL

Step 1: Submit Key Request Forms

  • Keycard Request Form

    Complete and submit the Keycard Request Form online. You can also obtain a print copy from the MNTL Business Office in Room 2104 MNTL. Your advisor must email the business office stating that you can take the training.

    Online key card request form and MNTL biolab questionnaire must be submitted by Friday 2:00pm before the training day.

  • Cylinder Key Request Form (if needed)

    Print and submit the Cylinder Key Request Form to the Business Office (if needed.) Make sure it is signed by your PI.

Step 2: Complete New BioNano Lab User Questionnaire

  • Complete New BioNano Lab User Questionnaire

    Pre-register for the MNTL BioNano Lab Orientation (live) by completing and submitting the MNTL Questionnaire for New BioNano Lab Users.

    Online key card request form and MNTL BioNano Lab Questionnaire must be submitted by Friday 2:00pm before the training day.

Step 3: Complete Division of Research Safety (DRS) training sessions

  • General Lab Safety Training (online)

    Go to Online Training (DRS Website)

    If you are an external user, please contact mntl-access@mx.uillinois.edu for DRS login and password information. E-mail the certificate to the business office before your training. Alternatively, you can print it and drop it at the business office before your training.

  • Understanding Biosafety (online)

    Go to Online Training (DRS Website)

    Send a copy to the business office.

  • Safe Handling of Human Cell Lines/Materials in a Research Laboratory (live/online)

    Go to Online Training (DRS Website) All University researchers and laboratory staff who work with human cell lines and other human-origin materials must take the live version for their initial training. An online refresher version is available to meet the annual training requirement for employees who have already taken the initial live training course.

    This step is only required for users who will be handling Biosafety Level-2 agents, including:

    • Recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules (even work that is exempt from the NIH guidelines must be registered - see additional notes)
    • Transgenic animals (use or creation)
    • Transgenic plants
    • Pathogens (human, animal, or plant)
    • Human materials (cell lines; blood, blood products, tissues, any bodily fluid)
    • Nonhuman primate (NHP) materials (cell lines, blood, blood products, tissues, any bodily fluid)
    • Biotoxins

    If you have any questions on whether you will need to have this training, contact DRS or send e-mail to mntl-bionano@mx.uillinois.edu.

  • All the certificates must be submitted by 2PM the Friday before the training — either by email or drop off.

  • These training modules are required by the Division of Research Safety and the Micro & Nanotechnology Laboratory.

    The Human Cell Lines training session (if applicable to you) is a requirement of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard adopted by the Illinois Department of Labor.

Step 4: Mandatory Reading Materials from the Division of Research Safety

Step 5: Read Operating Procedures and Obtain Certification

Step 6: Complete the MNTL BioNano Lab Orientation (live)

  • This orientation is normally held on the first Tuesday and third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. Dates are listed at the top of this web page. It may last up to 1 hour. Report to Room 2104 MNTL when you arrive for the orientation. Your submitted forms are your confirmation that you want to attend the training.

Step 7: Attend the MNTL Building Safety Training (live)

  • Attend the MNTL Building Safety Training, also normally held on the first Tuesday and third Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. Report to Room 2104 MNTL when you arrive for the training. Your submitted forms are your confirmation that you want to attend the training.

Step 8: Submit a Prox Number to Business Office

  • Once you are done with the building and lab safety training, you must give the MNTL business office (room 2104) the prox card number on your University of Illinois ID card in order to gain access to the lab.

Additional Access Information

Proximity Card

You can obtain a Proximity Card Form no sooner than one day after your training. If you already have a 5-digit prox card number on the back of your i-card, you do not need to get another prox card number. If you do need a prox card number, the form is $8.50, payable by cash or check (no debit or credit cards).

Cylinder Keys

You will be able to get cylinder keys after you have obtained your prox card number. Each key requires a $25 refundable deposit, payable by cash or check.

Specialized Equipment Training

Once the above access procedures have been finalized, BioNano Lab users should contact the appropriate "super-user" to schedule individual training on any specialized equipment you will need to use in the BioNano Labs.

Safety Fact Sheets

A list of essential fact sheets providing details about working with BioSafety Level 2 (BSL-2) hazardous materials can be found on the DRS web site. (See: Biological Safety Fact Sheets.) Researchers and PI/Faculty are urged to read and understand these documents prior to the start of their work in the MNTL BioNano Labs. For further information please refer to the CDC booklet Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL).

General Biosafety Questions

For general biosafety questions pertaining to the MNTL facilities, please e-mail mntl-bionano@mx.uillinois.edu or call 217-333-3097.