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BioNanotechnology Laboratory Steps to Access

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 HMNTL.

BioNanotechnology Lab Access Protocol

KEYCARD REQUEST FORM  

Online key card request form and HMNTL biolab questionnaire must be submitted 48 hours before bionano lab training.

CYLINDER KEY REQUEST FORM (IF NEEDED)   

HMNTL Questionnaire for New BioNano Lab Users  

Online key card request form and HMNTL BioNano Lab Questionnaire must be submitted before the in-person training can occur.

COMPLETE NEW BIONANO LAB USER QUESTIONNAIRE  

UNDERSTANDING BIOSAFETY (ONLINE)  

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 before in-person training — by emailing the business office

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.

READ AND UNDERSTAND THE HMNTL BIONANO LABORATORY STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES  BIOLOGICAL SAFETY AWARENESS CERTIFICATE

This orientation is normally held on the first Tuesday and third Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. Dates are listed at the top of this web page. It may last up to 1 hour. Report to Room 2104 HMNTL when you arrive for the orientation. Your submitted forms are your confirmation that you want to attend the training.

Once you are done with the building and lab safety training, you must email the business office to program your prox card on your University of Illinois ID card in order to gain access to the lab.

Email the business office

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 HMNTL 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 HMNTL facilities, please e-mail mntl-bionano@mx.uillinois.edu or call 217-333-3097.