Every laboratory and each user affiliated with it must create an account for the online reservation system Infinity (Idea Elan).

Booking policies

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Analyzers (LSR Fortessa, Celesta, Cytoflex, Aurora)

We encourage users to limit their bookings to 2.5-hour between the hours of 9am to 5pm on weekdays.  Bookings are charged according to Actual Usage or Scheduled Time, whichever is greater.

Analysis workstation (Kaluza1.5 & FlowJo VX)

Located in 4206, facility users have free access to the analysis software on this workstation.  Labs that are located at RGN can also have access to Kaluza software through a wired connection on their own computers.  To install Kaluza please follow the instructions located on the network (R) drive under Flow Cytometry Users> Common> Kaluza> Kaluza 1.5.pdf.  We ask that you book time on the Scheduler under Kaluza-Workstation. 

Fee-per-service & training appointments

  1. Appointments can be booked no less than 24 hours in advance.   
  2. Cell sorting appointments are a minimum of one hour and a maximum of seven hours in length and must include a minimum of 30 minutes of set-up time plus 30 minutes of cleaning. Sorts requiring special set-up conditions may require longer minimum booking times. This can be arranged at the discretion of the operator.
  3. Users are billed minimally for the time booked online and any additional time used. This means if the user arrives 30 mins late for an appointment, they will be charged for the 30 mins on top of the actual sort/analysis time used.  Users may be permitted to exceed their scheduled appointment time if the instrument has not been booked by someone else and will be charged the normal rate for the extra time used
  4. Cancellations: Appointments may be cancelled no less than 24 hours in advance (excluding weekends/holidays) without penalty and can be done so online. In order to allow other users an opportunity to book a time slot for cell sorting, users who wish to cancel their appointments should send an email to inform the operator.Users who do not show up for their appointments without contacting the facility to cancel will be billed for their appointments.

Contact us

Flow Cytometry and Virometry Core Facility

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

Vera A. Tang, PhD

Facility Manager
Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 8429
Email: [email protected]

Morgan Fullerton, PhD

Facility Director
Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 8310
Email: [email protected]