How to get access to CBIS Core Facilities

  • New Users must complete a VPR iLab Funding Authorization Form before being allowed in the core facilities.
  • New Rensselaer users must create an iLab Account by logging into: (contact Angela Albanese ( with any questions).
  • New Rensselaer users must create a Calpendo Account by logging into: (only RCS and password are needed)
  • New Rensselaer users contact core director, requesting training on a specific instrument 
  • After training, Core Director adds new user to core/instrument Cluster and requests card access to the core facility room
  • At this point, the new user has access to that specific technology he/she was trained on.


Required Acknowledgement and Authorship

Please acknowledge the CBIS Core Facilities in all publications and grant applications where our equipment and/or personnel have facilitated the work. These acknowledgements are very important because documenting our contributions helps to ensure that the resources of the Core Facilities are sustainable.

  • Equipment: If you used Core Facility equipment, please note this in the Materials and Methods. e.g., Thermogravimetric analysis was carried out using a TA Instruments TGA-Q50 (Rensselaer CBIS Analytical Biochemistry Core Facility).
  • Personnel: Please consider including CBIS personnel as co-authors on your publications when they have made a significant intellectual contribution to the research. Include CBIS Core Facility directors or staff as co-PI or co-investigators in grant applications when they provide a significant contribution to the grant proposal and scientific/intellectual leadership for the proposed work. Please follow these guidelines: ABRF Recommended Guidelines for Authorship on Manuscripts. Also, our Core Facility personnel always appreciate when they are mentioned in the Acknowledgements section of publications.
  • Required Funding Authorization Form: Rensselaer researchers must fill out the CBIS Cores Authorization Form (PDF) to use the CBIS Core Facilities.
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