Every laboratory and each user affiliated with it must create an account for the online reservation system Infinity (Idea Elan) before planning their training on any microscopes.

Scheduling and logging

Users can schedule a reservation online on the Infinity Scheduler website, only for microscopes they have been trained on.

Bookings are restricted to 4 hour-long time slots and with a minimum of 24h in advance.

If you require special accommodations (ie. Live cell imaging) please contact CBIA Core staff for booking information. Each user has a bank of 9 hours of reservation time per system that they may hold at any one time.

It is expected that users are punctual for time booked. 

Please create an Infinity account (follow the User guide).

At the beginning of each session, users must start to track the instrument usage by unblocking the Infinity AUT Tracker.

Any cancellations of or adjustments to reservations on the Infinity system must be made >1h in advance of the original reservation start time.

Late cancellations, improper logging of reservations and "no shows" are not tolerated, and may result in the temporary loss of the access to the CBIA core equipment.

Contact us

Cell Biology and Image Acquisition Core Facility

Faculty of Medicine
University of Ottawa
RGN 4206 & RGN 3111
451 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON K1H 8M5

Email: [email protected]

Who to contact?

Core Director
John W.R. Copeland, PhD
Phone: 613-562-5800 ext. 8641

[email protected]

Microscopy specialist Senior and Facility Manager
Chloë van Oostende-Triplet, PhD
Phone: 613-562-5800 ext. 8376

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