Training Programs

Clients must complete and pass our training programs before they are permitted to use our services as outlined below. Clients that have been trained by other facilities are still required to complete our training programs.

To request any FCF training courses you must first register with the facility through iLab and follow the steps below:

If you would like to take WORK-FLOW Training, follow these steps in iLab under the “Request Services” tab:

  1. Initiate a request for our WORK-FLOW “Flow Cytometry Essentials” online course (listed under Training Services category)
  2. Complete the online course, which consists of five (5) modules that will take a total of 2-3 hours to complete:
    • Section 1: Principles & Instrumentation
    • Section 2: Reagents & Panel Design
    • Section 3: Acquisition & Measurements
    • Section 4: Analysis (with Interactive Tools)
    • Section 5: Statistics

Hands-on LSR training to use analytical instrument independently is intended for clients who:

  1. Have completed the WORK-FLOW “Flow Cytometry Essentials” online course
  2. Plan to run at least two (2) experiments per month

Clients anticipating less frequent LSR use should instead consider using our Assisted Acquisition service (listed under Special Assistance category).

If you would like to schedule Hands-on LSR Training follow these steps in iLab under the “Request Services” tab:

  1. Initiate a request for our WORK-FLOW “Flow Cytometry Essentials” (listed under Training Services category)
  2. Complete the online course, which consists of five (5) modules, ~2-3 hours total:
    • Section 1: Principles & Instrumentation
    • Section 2: Reagents & Panel Design
    • Section 3: Acquisition & Measurements
    • Section 4: Analysis (with Interactive Tools)
    • Section 5: Statistics
  3. Initiate a request for Hands-on LSR Training (also listed under Training Services category)
  4. Upload your five (5) WORK-FLOW completion certificates (one for each module) to the Hands-on LSR Training Request (a grade of 80% is required)
  5. Complete the form and provide a method of payment
  6. Await our communication about scheduling your 3-day Hands-on LSR Training course

New cell sorting clients must complete our online training program before requesting cell sorting services

  • Clients that have not completed our analytical cytometer training must initiate a request for our WORK-FLOW “Flow Cytometry Essentials” (listed under Training Services category) and complete the online training consisting of (6) modules, ~ 2-3 hours total:
    • Section 1: Principles & Instrumentation
    • Section 2: Reagents & Panel Design
    • Section 3: Acquisition & Measurements
    • Section 4: Analysis (with Interactive Tools)
    • Section 5: Statistics
    • Section 6: Cell Sorting (CS1)
  • Clients who have completed our analytical cytometer training only need to complete:
    • Section 6: Cell Sorting (CS1)
  • Upload your six (6) WORK-FLOW completion certificates (one for each module, a grade of 80% is required) to the “New Client Sorting Consultation Request” (listed under Sorting Requests category). This consultation is free of charge
  • Complete the form and provide a method of payment
  • Await our communication about scheduling your sorting consultation

Sony SH800 cell sorter training is intended for clients who:

  1. Have completed our Hands-on LSR Training course
  2. Have significant experience operating an LSR independently

If you would like to schedule Sony SH800 training, follow these steps in iLab under the “Request Services” tab:

  1. Initiate a request for Sony SH800 training (listed under Training Service category)
  2. Complete the form and provide a method of payment
  3. Await our communication about scheduling your Sony SH800 training

If you would like to schedule AutoMACS training, follow these steps in iLab under the “Request Services” tab.

  1. Initiate a request for AutoMACS training (listed under Training Services category)
  2. Complete the form with location and proposed date for training, and provide a method of payment
  3. Await our communication about scheduling your AutoMACS Training