This quick start guide provides the basic actions that a PI needs to take for their lab management. This high level roadmap only contains the necessary actions a PI will need to perform. For additional information on iLab, please see the help at the Penn State CORES site or the Agilent iLab help site.
Navigate to the Penn State iLab site.
Click Sign-up in the upper right corner and register as a Penn State User.
If you already have an account created, please go to the “Talk with Your PI about Fund Access” section of this guide.
If your account is not already created, you will be prompted to select a PI from the drop down list. If you are NOT listed in the list:
- Select the PSU NEW USER (PSU) Lab as your PI.
- Submit a ticket using the iLab General Help Request form. Select the option PI/Group Creation Request. Your PI’s lab will be created, you will be moved to your PI’s lab.
Talk with Your PI about Fund Access
Discuss access to funds with your PI or your PI’s lab manager. You are required to have funds assigned for your use prior to reserving equipment or requesting services. You will not be able to use any research facilities until you have a valid fund for use assigned within the iLab system. Your PI or PI’s lab manager can assign funds to you within iLab.
Watch the iLab provided user training video to ensure you understand how to make equipment reservations or request services when using a Penn State Research Core Facility.
You are now ready to reserve time on equipment in the core! Once you have access to funds and the core, you can reserve time on equipment listed on the Schedule Equipment tab.
You are now ready to reserve time on equipment in the core! Once you have access to funds and the core, you can make requests for services offered by the core on the Request Services tab.
For more information, watch the User Training Video or visit the help sites listed above.