Microscope Reservations

Click the appropriate button below to access the reservation system:

For the general reservation calendar, you must be on campus or connected to the campus VPN.

Important:

  • Training is required before you are allowed to reserve microscope time.
  • Fees apply for microscope reservations.

Microscope Reservation Policies

Our facility is used by researchers from across campus and the instrumentation is often busy. We have established the following guidelines to ensure equal access to the microscopes. Please be sure to respect the calendar system and the reservations found therein by entering the room only at the start of your reservation and leaving by the end. As such, you should leave enough time for you to copy and transfer your data during your session.

Contact us to resolve any scheduling conflicts or issues.

Prime usage hours
  • Prime Hours are 8am – 6pm, Monday through Friday, excluding University holidays and closures
  • Please limit your reservations to no more than 3 hours during Prime Hours
Long-term reservations (> 3 hours)
  • Reservations longer than 3 hours can be made starting at 4pm Monday – Friday, or any time Saturday, Sunday or University holidays. This includes overnight and multi-day experiments.
  • Overnight sessions must conclude by 9am, Tuesday – Friday
  • If additional time or access is needed, please contact us to discuss your imaging needs and find a suitable time for your experiment.
General policies
  • Please refrain from reserving the same hours on the same microscope multiple days in a row. Contact us if this is necessary and we will find a suitable period for your work.
  • You will be charged for all of your scheduled time, regardless if you were actually present
Cancellation policy

If you need to cancel your session less than 48 hours in advance:

  1. Log in to the microscope reservation calendar and cancel your session.
  2. Please send out a Slack announcement stating your cancellation (day, time, microscope) via either the
    #bfalmc-general-announcements channel or the channel for the specific microscope (Send us an email for an invite to join).
  3. When in doubt or if you are having issues cancelling your time, email me at biof-imaging@colorado.edu and I’ll send out the announcement on your behalf.

Prime usage hours
  • Prime Hours are 8am – 6pm, Tuesday through Friday, excluding University holidays and closures
  • Please limit your reservations to no more than 3 hours during Prime Hours
Long-term reservations (> 3 hours)
  • Reservations longer than 3 hours can be made starting at 4pm Tuesday – Friday, or any time Saturday, Sunday, Monday or University holidays. This includes overnight and multi-day experiments.
  • Overnight sessions must conclude by 9am, Wednesday – Friday
  • If additional time or access is needed, please contact us to discuss your imaging needs and find a suitable time for your experiment.
General policies
  • Please refrain from reserving the same hours on the same microscope multiple days in a row. Contact us if this is necessary and we will find a suitable period for your work.
  • You will be charged for all of your scheduled time, regardless if you were actually present
Cancellation policy

If you need to cancel your session less than 48 hours in advance:

  1. Log in to the microscope reservation calendar and cancel your session.
  2. Please send out a Slack announcement stating your cancellation (day, time, microscope) via either the
    #bfalmc-general-announcements channel or the channel for the specific microscope (Send us an email for an invite to join).
  3. When in doubt or if you are having issues cancelling your time, email me at biof-imaging@colorado.edu and I’ll send out the announcement on your behalf.