The Research Facilities Business Management System (RFBMS) manages the day to day operations of Research Facilities including: billing, access to research areas, equipment booking and course registration.

 

 

What's New?

Check out some of our latest news and upcoming events we have lined up

Pre Clinical Imaging MicroCT

We are excited to announce the arrival of a new piece of innovative pre-clinical imaging equipment: the microCT. It is located on the 6th floor of the LKSKI, room 651. This advanced imaging system offers ultra-fast scanning for small and medium-sized animals, complete with pulmonary and cardiac gating capabilities.

If you are interested in using this piece of equipment for your study, please follow these steps:

  1. Contact the preclinical imaging specialist to see if the micro CT is right for your study.
  2. Submit a registration form describing your study.
  3. If applicable, ensure that you have Animal Care Committee approval. 
  4. Complete the relevant training.
  5. Plan a pilot experiment before scheduling the first scan.

For more information, visit the Pre-Clinical Imaging Core.

If you are interested in using any in vivo imaging equipment, receiving in person training or have a tour of the Pre-Clinical Imaging Core, please contact Colleen Ding at x49342 or by email at colleen.ding@unityhealth.to.

 

Our Histology lab has expanded!

Research Facilities is happy to announce the expansion of the Histology Lab! We are pleased to introduce two rooms of the Histology Lab on the 6th floor of LKSKI, Histology Lab 1 - Room 666 and Histology Lab 2 - Room 643, each with a number of new and existing pieces of equipment.

The histology equipment booking calendar has been updated and you can continue to book equipment. Individuals who already have access to Histology Lab 1, Room 666 should have access to both rooms now. If you have any issues with this, please contact Security at Ext. 5323.

If you are interested in using any histology equipment, receiving in person training or booking a tour of the Histology Lab, please contact Xiaofeng Lu, Histology specialist at Ext. 77513 or by email at Xiaofeng.lu@unityhealth.to.

 

Annual Safety Refresher Training Modules - Now Updated

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the updated Biosafety, Lab Safety, and Chemical Safety annual refresher training courses. As part of our ongoing commitment to your safety and preparedness, we have incorporated enhancements into the training.  Additionally, we are excited to introduce a new training module on Emergency Response Procedures. This module has been designed to equip you with the knowledge and protocols to respond to emergencies effectively. By familiarizing yourself with these procedures, you create a safer working environment for yourself and your colleagues. Check out this quick video to learn more.

Access the updated training modules here. 

Note that all researchers must complete the updated annual refreshers before this year’s lab audits. Should you encounter any technical difficulties or have any questions regarding the training content, please do not hesitate to reach out to researchfacilities@unityhealth.to.

 

Recycling Lab Waste

We are excited to announce that a centralized recycling bin to recycle paper, cardboard and packing boxes is now available on the 7th floor in the north hallway. A large landfill container has also been set up for packaging material such as bubble wrap and ice packs. Please ensure that you flatten the cardboard boxes before putting them in the recycling container.

Vivarium facility orientation *part 2

The facility orientation and tour is mandatory prior to attending any of the handling courses.

  • On February 22, 2024 from 10:00AM to 12:00PM
  • Provided in confirmation email


Cancelled- Biosafety training for New Hires

Mandatory training for New Hires. Training with Biosafety Officer, Neha Chauhan

  • On February 22, 2024 from 1:30PM to 4:00PM
  • LKS-240


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