Booking Shared Instruments and Instrument Training — Equipment Calendar via PPMS

Dear DNA Technologies Core Customers,

In our lab the PPMS system is so far used only to book and reserve the folllowing of our shared instruments:  Bioanalyzer, Covaris and Bioruptor sonicators, BuePippin, PippinHT, Plate Reader, Fluidigm Access Array, Sciclone NGS liquid handling robot.  The instruments are available weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm.
(The Nanodrop, the Qubit, and the Axon microarray scanner do not require reservations.)

The Stratocore PPMS system will be used in the near future by many Core labs on campus to order services and to book instruments.

As of Monday October 29th 2018, all equipment reservations and training requests for the DNA Technologies Core ‘Shared Instruments’ will be made through our new reservations system – PPMS.
To begin using PPMS:

  1. Ask your Principal Investigator to set up an account and group with PPMS here.
    (The group name has to be the name of the PI; the account manager contact information is required and a default DaFIS account for the group should be entered; each user can add additional accounts; please note instrument usage fees are usually minor).
  2. Then submit your personal account request
  3. Wait to receive account confirmation e-mail
  4. Notify the core that your account has been created and let us know for which instruments you were trained previously.

The core will then grant you user rights on the appropriate systems (instrument calendars) and you can begin making reservations in PPMS. It is recommended that you submit your account request as soon as possible.
Link to PPMS: https://ppms.us/ucdavis/

A user help guide is available on the start page. If you encounter any technical issues or have questions about PPMS, e-mail ppms@ucdavis.edu.

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