BSC Registration process

This page covers the registration process to access instruments in the School of Biosciences Node of the Biological Optical Microscopy Platform. These instruments include the:

  • Nikon A1R
  • Nikon C2+
  • Nikon Spinning disk

Researchers wanting to access the Nikon spinning disk system should contact BOMP directly via bomp-enquiries@unimelb.edu.au. The below instructions are just for the Nikon A1R & Nikon C2 systems.

You are required to complete all of the below sections BEFORE you can book in an instrument induction.

If you have any questions then please email

BSC Registration, OHS documentation & Training documents

Please read the below information, download and fill in the relevant forms. You are required to provide the below forms/info BEFORE you can book in an instrument induction.

  • User Agreement Form (UA Form)

    You will need to complete the Biosciences Microscopy Unit User Agreement form.

    University of Melbourne researchers are required to provide a default Themis code for billing. External researchers are required to provide invoicing address & details.

    You will need to submit an electronic copy (e.g. scanned or with electronic signature) of this form at the end of this page

  • Booking System Registration

    Register for the booking system via this link and request access to the instrument. Further instructions are provided with the training documentation.

  • Training

    All researchers should complete the following ahead of booking in a training session.

    1) Standard Operating Procedure: Please read and sign to confirm on the Individual Training Record

    2) Risk Assessment: Please read and sign to confirm on the Individual Training Record

    3) Local Induction: Please read the local induction document

    4) Individual training record: Please complete the individual training record form.

    5) Competency Assessment: Please read the training documentation (as well as the SOP), complete the online competency and sign to confirm on the Individual Training Record.

    You are required to get 100% to pass the assessment. You will need to click on the "View my score" option at the end of the quiz to see your score and you can use the "edit my responses" option to correct any incorrect answers.

    DocumentationNikon A1RNikon C2+
    Standard Operating ProcedureLink to allLink to all
    Risk Assessment
    Local Induction
    Individual training record
    Training Documents
    Competency AssessmentLinkLink

    You are required to declare that you have read these documents at the end of this page.

    You will need to submit an electronic copy (e.g. scanned or with electronic signature) of the individual training record form at the end of this page.

    Please take a screen grab of your 100% score and submit this below

  • OGTR PC2 Behavioural Requirement

    This section is required for all researchers working within a PC2 lab (regardless of whether you are using PC2 certified samples or not).

    All researchers are required to fill in the below items on the Individual Training Record:

    1) Guidelines for certification of a PC2 laboratory

    2) Guidelines for the transport, storage and Disposal of GMOs

    3) Biohazard Laboratory Practice Training

  • Working with viable GMO or pathogenic organisms

    This section applies to the below instruments/rooms.

    InstrumentLocationCertificate
    Nikon A1RRoom 330, Biosciences 4Cert-4540
    Nikon C2Room 138, Biosciences 2Cert-4324
    Nikon Spinning DiskRoom 132 Biosciences 2TBC

    Researchers performing work with viable GMO or pathogenic samples (e.g. which fall under an NLRD agreement) within the facility are required to do the following before they will be given access to the facility:

    1. Provide a SOP & Risk Assessment covering their samples (transport to and from the facility and decontamination of spills and decontamination at the end of their experiments)
    2. Provide evidence that they have added the facility (see above table) to their NLRD. This can be done by emailing Lynda Boldt or the Biorisk management team (biorisk-management@unimelb.edu.au)
    3. Provide evidence that they have attended an OGTR induction run by OREI

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