MICROSCOPY AND IMAGING FACILITY

 

Instrument Reservation


Electronic reservation for instruments and computer workstations in the Microscopy and Imaging Facility are available only to authorized users 

 

GENERAL RULES FOR INSTRUMENT RESERVATION 

1. During the normal workday period (Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM), you may reserve no more than 2 hours of time on any particular microscope or computer workstation in the facility. After 5PM on weekdays or anytime on weekends you may reserve as much time as you need. 

2. Do not make a reservation that overlaps another user's session - be sure to check after you make the reservation that you have not done so. 

3. Users more than 30 minutes late for their reserved time may have that reservation cancelled. 

 

OUTLOOK-BASED RESERVATION
 

If you have a Children's Memorial Hospital e-mail account and are using a computer connected to the CMH server and running Microsoft Outlook you can make a resrevation in the calendar there. 

1. Click one of the links above to open the calendar for that instrument. 

2. Check for an available time slot for that instrument on the day you wish to make a reservation (be sure to have the correct date). 

3. Click and drag the mouse to highlight the time period you wish to reserve. 

4. Right-click on the highlighted area and choose "New Appointment" from the window that comes up. 

5. In the "Subject" line of the appointment window, type your FULL NAME AND LABORATORY AFFILIATION (example: Your Name/Laboratory). 

6. In the "Location" line, type in a telephone extension or number where you can be reached. 

7. Click "Save and Close" at the top of the window. 

8. Check on the calendar view to verify your reservation. 

9. To change or delete a reservation (you can only change or delete reservations that you made), highlight the reservation on the calendar view, then right-click and choose either "Open" to make changes or "Delete" to delete the reservation. Always check the calendar view to verify your changes or deletion. 

NOTE: Any reservation that violates sign up limits may be deleted by the Microscopy and Imaging Facility staff. 

 

 

WEB-BASED INSTRUMENT RESERVATION 

To access the web-based reservation calendars, you will need a username and password. If you have a Children's Memorial Hospital e-mail account, use your username (without the @childrensmemorial.org) and your password. If you do not have a Children's Memorial Hospital e-mail account, you must contact Jason Ruprecht at  to request an on-line scheduling account. Use the link below to make a reservation. 

Web-based Instrument Reservation  

1. Log in with your CMH username and password. 

2. Under the "Public" folders, click on the "+" in front of the "CMIER" folder, then the "+" in front of the "Microscopy and Imaging Sign-up" folder. 

3. Choose the instrument for which you wish to reserve time. 

4. Check for an available time slot for that instrument on the day you wish to make a reservation (be sure to have the correct date). 

5. Click "New" at the upper left of the calendar view. 

6. In the "Subject" line of the appointment window, type your FULL NAME AND LABORATORY AFFILIATION (example: Your Name/Laboratory). 

7. In the "Location" line, type in the telephone extension or number where you can be reached. 

8. Select the "Start Time" and "End Time" for your reservation. 

9. Click on "Save and Close" at the top left of the window. 

10. Check on the calendar view to verify your reservation. 

11. To change or delete a reservation (you can only change or delete reservations that you made), double-click on the reservation on the calendar view, then make changes and click "Save and Close" OR click on the "X" on the toolbar to delete the reservation. Check the calendar view to verify your changes or deletion. 

NOTE: Any reservation that violates sign up limits may be deleted by the Microscopy and Imaging Facility staff.