Essentials for New Accounts

Role: All users

This quick start guide walks you through getting started with using iLab, including essential steps like registering for an account, joining or changing a lab membership, and adding your payment information. Whether you haven’t signed up yet or you are an existing user, read this quick start guide for a summary of your next steps and click the embedded links to learn more or the Help Site menu.


Create an iLab Account

You can register for a new account using the link a Core facility may have sent you, or using a generic link. Your account request will be review and approved within 24 hours.

When your account is approved, you will receive a Welcome Email with instructions on how to log into iLab.



Join/Change Lab Memberships

To add or change a lab membership, contact your PI or Lab manager and request to be added to their group. You can also click on “Manage Groups”, in the Main menu and click on the “Request Group Access”, to search for and join your new lab.

Contact your former PI/Lab manager to have your old membership deleted from your account.



Request Access to a Core

Use the "View" filter in the Core Facilities page to search for all Cores listed in Lab. From the drop-down list, select "Cores at Other Institutions" if your Institution does not use iLab or if you need access to an external facility to your Institution.

Contact the facility directly when you need to be added as a Trained/Authorized user to a resource or have any question about your access to their facility.



My Payment Information

Contact your PI/Lab Manager when your payment information is missing when submitting a service request or creating a reservation. Internal Cores within your Institution may require your fund/account number assigned to you prior to accepting your order. 

External Cores to your Institution, depending on their settings, may have different payment methods available, such as P.Os., credit card, cash, etc. Contact the Core facility directly for more information.

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