How do I get a lab coat? and how do I get it cleaned?
The department provides lab coats for researchers and pays to have them cleaned. The department maintains a stock of lab coats in various sizes. We no longer assign coats to specific people. Go to one of the lab coat closets listed below and pull a coat in the size you need. You may use it as long as you like. When it needs to be cleaned, put it in the dirty coat drop box.
- In the CGSB, clean lab coats and the dirty lab coat drop off are located in the rear elevator vestibule on the 2nd floor.
- In the Silver/Waverly/Brown complex, clean lab coats are located in the Biology Office coat closet and the dirty lab coat drop off is outside the office next to the vending machines.
How do I get a red biohazard box or sharps container?
Biohazard boxes (more formally called Regulated Medical Waste boxes) and sharps containers are available by requesting them from Client Services (ext.81001). Sharps containers come in two sizes, small (bench top) or large (floor) so be sure to specify. It may take Client Services some time to respond so if you need boxes or sharps containers immediately, contact Christian Bermejo in the CGSB receiving room (ext.87856). He keeps a limited supply on hand.
How do I get Ethanol to use in the lab?
The department buys Ethanol in bulk and supplies it to the labs. Both 95% gallons and 100% pints are available.
Brown/Silver/Waverly: It is currently stored on the 6th floor of the Silver Center. Pick up is scheduled through Christian Bermejo. Please call ext 87856 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a pick up.
CGSB: It is currently stored on the 2nd floor of the CGSB. Pick up is scheduled through Christian Bermejo. Please call ext 87856 or email email@example.com to schedule a pick up.
How do I record a presentation, Live Stream, or Video Conference in Silver 1003?
The following services are available in Silver 1003:
- Self service video recording of presentations and speakers.
- Video Conferencing USB camera compatible with many apps including Google Hangouts, Skype, GoToMeeting, FaceTime.
- Live Streaming either to NYU-Net exclusively or to the public on YouTube Live.
A setup guide is posted on the podium and available here, Room Silver 1003 AV Setup. Presenters must complete and sign the NYU Recording Talent Release Form before recordings can be distributed.
Use the Biology Computational Request Form to request Live Streaming services in Silver 1003. A 3 business day lead time is required. Presenters must complete and sign the NYU Recording Talent Release Form before your event begins. A member of the Biology IT Team will coordinate the setup and management of the Live Stream during your event.
How do I request a new broken glass box? Or get a full one removed?
In the CGSB, broken glass boxes are available from Christian Bermejo in the receiving room (LL2). In the Silver/Brown/Waverly complex broken glass boxes are available through the Chemistry department across the hall from Brown 150 receiving room. You will receive the box with a form sticker outlining the rules for use. You must follow the rules carefully or your full box will be returned to you. Most importantly all glass must be clean and dry. Once the box is full the form sticker on the side of the box must be filled out and the box must be closed up for disposal. For disposal, call ext. 81001 and request a pickup. Place the box in the same location where you put your red biohazard boxes for disposal (different for each building). The box will be picked up within a few days.
How do I reserve the auditorium or a classroom in the CGSB (Center for Genomics & Systems Biology, 12 Waverly Place)?
The auditorium and classrooms in the Genome Center (12 Waverly Place) do not belong exclusively to the Biology Department. They are considered general use classrooms and are therefore managed by Classroom Assignments. Please work with them to secure the room for your event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Because these rooms are used for classes, scheduling meetings during the academic year can be difficult and often Classroom Assignments can not confirm space requests until the semester is underway and classes are all assigned rooms (since priority is given to using these rooms as classrooms).
If you are a member of NYU Biology, an administrator from the department will work with Classroom Assignments on your behalf. Contact Lita Robinson (email@example.com, x88341) and cc Michelle Devol (firstname.lastname@example.org, x88209) with the date, time and a brief description of your meeting/event. We will do our best to help you gain access to the space you need.
If you are interested in scheduling your course into the Genome Center please be aware of a few things. While Biology does not manage these rooms directly, the Department gets priority booking for its courses (other Science Departments get priority after Biology and before non-science departments). When requesting a classroom in the Genome Center, you increase your chances of getting space if you qualify for priority.
- The course enrollment should be at least 80% of the room’s capacity (see chart below).
- The enrollment cap of the course (as listed in Albert) can not be greater than the room’s capacity.
- The course needs to follow a traditional NYU course schedule. For example; a course that meets on Mon and Wed from 11am-12:15pm is a traditional schedule. A course that only meets once a week for a longer period of time is not a traditional schedule.
A course which does not meet criteria 1&3 may still receive a room in the Genome Center, however without priority the chances are not as good. There is no guarantee that a request will be granted even with priority since NYU has an overall classroom shortage.
|12 Waverly Classroom Information
How do I set up a Labgear account?
All the equipment in the Genomics Core Facility is reserved through the NYU Labgear Scheduling System. You must create an account by clicking here and following the instructions. Once you have done so you will still need authorization for the piece of equipment you want to reserve and this is granted by the Genomics Core Staff after you have completed the proper training.
How to I receive training for Genomics Core equipment?
You must be trained before using any equipment in the Genomics Core and to gain authorization to make reservations in the NYU Labgear Scheduler. You may request a training session with the Genomics Core Staff by visiting the scheduling site: click here.
What is a chartfield and how do I enter it in Labgear?
A chartfield is an internal NYU account number that one must ask a PI or lab manager for. Depending on what project worked on, one may have a different chartfield than other members of the lab. A chartfield is made up of the following fields:
(#s & Letters)
(#s & Letters
(#s & Letters)
To make a reservation in Labgear enter the all fields above separated by a dash except the account code. For example:
Failure to follow the correct format will result in an error message and the Labgear reservation to not be made.
**If you have a blank in any part of your chartfield, denote it with XXXXX.
What is the data policy for the Genomics Core Shared Instrumentation computers?
It is the researcher's responsibility to backup and remove his/her data at the end of a run or experiment. The Genomics Core reserves the right to erase data permanently from the shared instrumentation computers when performance starts to diminish. A warning e-mail will be sent to users when this occurs.
Where can I get dry ice?
The Department supplies dry ice to its researchers. You can find dry ice bins on the 7th and 9th floors of the Brown Building and on the L2 level near the elevator in the CGSB.
Where do I find out Genomics Core pricing and information on invoicing?
You can ask your PI, lab manager, or the Genomics Core Manager.
For invoicing information, you can also click here.