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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 complete and pass our training program before they are permitted to use any of the analytical cytometers, AutoMACS Pro or 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 request any FCF training courses you must first register with the facility through iLab and follow the steps below:

Analytical Cytometer Training (unassisted)

Hands-on LSR training to use analytical instrument independently is intended for clients who:

  1. Have completed the ExCyte Introduction to Flow Cytometry Online Course.
  2. Plan to run at least two (2) experiments per month

Clients anticipating less frequent LSR use should instead consider using our Assisted Acquisition servise (listed under Special Assistance category).

If you would like to schedule Hands-on LSR Training, please follow these steps in FCF-iLab.

  1. Initiate a request for our Introduction to Flow Cytometry Online Course from ExCyte (listed under Training Services category)
  2. Complete the online course, which consists of four (4) modules that will each take approximately one hour to complete:
    • Module 1: Instrumentation
    • Module 2: Reagents
    • Module 3: Controls
    • Module 4: Data Analysis
  3. Initiate a request for Hands-on LSR Training (also listed under Training Services category)
  4. Upload your four (4) ExCyte completion certificates for each module to the Hands-on LSR Training Request (a pass rate of 75% is required)
  5. Complete the form and provide a method of payment
  6. Await our communication about scheduling your 3-day Hands-on Training course

Cell Sorting:

Operation of the cell sorters (except for the Sony SH800) is by FMCF 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. If you would like to complete the online training course, submit an Excyte Introduction to Flow Cytometry Online Course request (listed under Training Service category).

Sony SH8010 cell sorter training is intended for clients who:

  1. Have completed our Hands-on LSR Training course
  2. Have significant experience operating an LSR independently.

If you would like to schedule Sony SH800 training, please follow these steps in FCF-iLab

  1. Initiate a request for Sony SH800 training (listed under Training Service category)
  2. Complete the form and provide a method of payment
  3. Await oour communication about scheduling your Sony SH800 training

Automated Magnetic Cell Separator Training:

If you would like to schedule AutoMACS training, please follow these steps in FCF-iLab.

  1. Initiate a request for AutoMACS training (Listed under Training Services category).
  2. Complete the form with location and proposed date for training, and provide a method of payment
  3. Await our communication oabout scheduling your AutoMACS Training.