Acknowledgment

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To help keep user fees low please acknowledge our contribution in your publications. Then notify us so we can document these publications.

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Feedback Survey

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You will be able to access the Sorting Feedback Survey through our online reservation portal and from within sorting appointment confirmation emails.

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Instrument Training

Clients must pass our training program before they are permitted to use any of the analytical cytometers and the Sony SH800 cell sorter. Clients that have been trained by other facilities will still be required to take our training.

Operation of the cell sorters (except for the Sony SH800) and the Helios mass cytometer is carried out by FMCF staff only.

To register for training please follow the instructions below:

  1. Obtain biosafety documents (See Institutional Biosafety Permit and Institutional Safety Training).
    This process can take some time and users are encouraged to ensure that their training documents are up-to-date.
  2. Register for instrument training

    Analytical Cytometer Training

    1. You must take the ExCyte flow cytometry online training modules and associated quizzes listed below

      Module 1: Instrumentation Video & Quiz
      Module 2: Reagents Video & Quiz
      Module 3: Controls Video & Quiz
      Module 4: Data Analysis Video & Quiz

      To register for ExCyte training email Leanne Jamieson ( ) and she will provide you with ExCyte registration details and additional information on the training modules. Registration is $200 and will be charged directly to your account. With your registration you will have access to ExCyte resources for a full year.

      Once your online training is completed email certificates to Leanne Jamieson ().

    2. Following the completion of your ExCyte training, please fill out and submit Analytic Cytometer Hands-On instrument training form (Word doc) and biosafety documents to Leanne Jamieson ()

      FMCF staff will determine what kind of hands-on training each client will require based on their past experience and their instrument needs.

  3. Automated Magnetic Cell Separator Training:
    Submit the Magnetic cell separator training form (Word doc) and biosafety documents to Leanne Jamieson (). This training is free.
  4. Cell Sorter Training:
    Operation of the cell sorters (except for the Sony SH800) is by facility staff only and does not require client training. However, we recommend online educational materials through ExCyte, which will help you plan and optimize your sorting experiments.

    To register for ExCyte online training email Leanne Jamieson () and she will provide you with registration details. Registration is $200 and will be charged directly to your account

    For Sony SH800 cell sorter separator training submit the Sony SH800 Cell Sorter Training Form (Word doc) and biosafety documents to Leanne Jamieson (). Only clients with significant flow cytometry experience will be trained to operate the SH800.