What are the panels on my homepage?

When you log into iLab, you will either land on the specific url you selected to login from or you may land on your homepage (Figure 1). If you land on a different page and want to navigate to your homepage, click on home on the left side of your iLab page.  

On your homepage you can view quick links to facilities you often use, view requests that require your attention and view a list of your reservations. Additionally, you will have menu options to manage your account, manage your support tickets, and find lists of cores that you can access through iLab.

Home Panel

When on your homepage, the first panel you will see below the Getting Started panel is the Home panel. Here you will a summation of important information for this lab, including email communications, open requests, past events, and upcoming scheduled events. (Figure 2)

Figure 2: Home Panel provides quick links to core facilities and resources.

Service Requests Panel 

Below the Home panel you may see a Service Requests panel. This panel will show any requests that require your attention in the alerts tab. Requests that require attention could be ones that require your approval, ones that are missing payment information or ones that you have not yet submitted to the core. Lab heads will see requests from all of their lab members and for themselves that require approval in the Service Requests panel.

Figure 3.  If you have any service requests with any cores in iLab, you will see the Service Request panel on your homepage. In this panel you will see requests that require your attentions under the alerts tab. The info tab shows researchers all of their own requests across cores in the system for a 6 month period. The help tab provides more information about the Service Requests panel.

Under the info tab within the Service Requests panel, you will see up to twenty of your most recent requests. For more information about the Service Requests panel, click on the help tab.

Scheduling Panel

You may also see a Scheduled Events panel on your homepage. This panel will show any of your reservations that are still pending core approval in the alerts tab, and all of your future reservations, up to fifteen, in the info tab. Again, click on the help tab to see more information about the Scheduled Events panel (Figure 4).

Figure 4. View a summary of future reservations on the Info tab of the Scheduled Events panel.

Figure 5. The alerts panel lists any reservations that are currently pending approval by the core.

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