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User Guidelines and Instructions

  • Use of the SBRC instruments is strictly limited to individuals who have completed appropriate training and who have been approved by the Manager of the Center. Only approved users are granted access to the online signup program. To become a user, contact the SBRC Manager.
  • Data collected on the two R-Axis IV++ detectors will be stored on the instrument computers for one year after which the data will be deleted. It is the user’s responsibility to copy the data to his/her computer as soon as possible after acquisition; we recommend doing so within one week. Data can be downloaded for transfer to user’s computers by using winscp or ELF within the network. The SBRC management will entertain requests for retrieval of data generated more than a year after acquisition but success cannot be guaranteed.
  • Priority for access and use is given to researchers from The Rockefeller University. The SBRC provides access and service to individuals from other not-for-profit colleges, universities, and research institutions based on capacity.
  • No biological hazard materials may be brought into the SBRC unless fully contained in frozen samples or in wiped down containers. Chemical hazards may be used but must be removed to home lab at end of experiment, including waste generated at the SBRC.
  • Images collected on the UV microscope will be retained for three years and program files created for the two robots (Formulator and Phoenix) will be retained for a maximum of three years, as long as the software is compatible. We highly recommend maintaining a copy of these program files for your own records as they are not write-protected and therefore unreliable. To do so one can either print out a hardcopy or copy the electronic files via winscp to a lab computer. We request avoidance of memory sticks due to possible contamination with computer viruses.
  • As a condition of the NIH grant that provided funds toward the purchase of the equipment, users must acknowledge the federal funding when issuing statements, press releases, articles and other documents describing projects or programs, including presentations and publications, resulting wholly or in part from use of the instrument. Users are encouraged to use the following text:”The use of the Rigaku/MSC microMax 007HF in the Rockefeller University Structural Biology Resource Center was made possible by Grant Number 1S10RR022321-01 from the National Center for Research Resources of the NIH.”

    or

    “The use of the Formulator and/or the Phoenix robots in the Rockefeller University Structural Biology Resource Center was made possible by Grant Number 1S10RR027037-01 from the National Center for Research Resources of the NIH.”


Contact

Rockefeller Research Building
Deena Oren, Ph.D.
Manager, Structural Biology Resource Center
The Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue, Box 295
New York, NY 10065