Medical Building Registration process

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

  • Zeiss LSM880 Airyscan Fast
  • Zeiss LSM800
  • Zeiss PALM Laser Microdissection
  • Leica SP5
  • Operetta High Content Imager
  • UltraMicroscope II Lightsheet Microscope
  • Image Analysis Computers

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

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.

  • Covid-19 related requirements

    In order to access the building and facility you are required to:

    1) Read the Covid-19 related documents that cover requirements to access the building & BOMP facility documents, including SOP24 & Appendix 1, and complete the online declaration that you have read, understood them, and agree to abide by these access rules.

    2) Ensure that you have been approved to access both the Medical Building and the BOMP facility (N814/815). Your supervisor should be able to advise you of this, or apply for access on your behalf via a ServiceNow request. If entering a ServiceNow request they need to name the BOMP facility & room/building numbers for you to get access. Only UoM reserachers can use the ServiceNow requests.

  • User Agreement Form

    All researchers  will need to complete the user agreement form. University of Melbourne researchers are required to provide a default Themis code for billing.

    Researchers from the Department of Microbiology & Immunology are required to provide a Themis code, but will not be charged for confocal usage.

    External researchers are required to provide a Purchase Order number or invoice contact and address.

    User Agreement form

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

  • Medical Building Induction

    All researchers performing independent work within the medical building are required to have a building safety induction. Please fill in the Medical Building Induction Enrolment form and send it to to arrange an induction if you haven't already had one.

    This process will take a few days, so get started well before you want to submit your registration.

    You are required to declare that you have completed this training at the end of this page

  • Instrument training

    Instrument training

    Before booking in an instrument induction you will need to complete the following steps:

    1) Training Documentation: Read the relevant training documentation (Instructions, SOP & RA), which is available from the table below.

    You are required to to declare that you have read the SOP & RA when submitting the webform

    2) Competency Assessment: Complete the relevant competency assessment. 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.

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

    3) Online Booking System: Register for the booking system via this link and request access to the instrument. Further instructions are provided with the training documentation.

    The below section provides the relevant documents and forms to complete the above steps. Please select the instrument that you wish to be trained on.

    InstrumentTraining documentsCompetency assessmentOnline booking system
    Zeiss LSM880LinkLinkLink
    Zeiss LSM800LinkLink
    Leica SP5LinkLink
    Zeiss PALMLinkTo Come
    UltraMicroscope IILinkLink
    Image Analysis ComputersLinkNA
  • OGTR Behavioural Requirement form (OGTR Form)

    This form is required for all researchers working within a PC2 lab (regardless of whether you are using PC2 certified samples or not). This includes those accessing the image analysis computers.

    All researchers are required to fill in the Personal Details, Record of Training Completed and Declaration sections of this form.

    Researchers should only fill in the "Record of Facilities and Dealings" section if they plan to use viable organisms/sample requiring a PC2 certified facility (see "Working with viable GMO or pathogenic samples" below)

    Zeiss LSM880OGTR Form
    Zeiss LSM800
    Leica SP5
    Zeiss PALM
    UltraMicroscope II
    Image Analysis Computers (Gold, Green & Diamond)

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

  • Working with viable GMO or pathogenic samples

    Researchers performing research on 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 (Cert-4411) to their NLRD. This can be done by emailing Lynda Boldt or the biorisk management team (
    3. Provide evidence that they have attended an OGTR induction run by OREI
  • UltraMicroscope Only: User SOP & RA

    Researchers using clearing methods on the UltraMicroscope II Lightsheet system are required to provide a SOP and Risk assessment for the final solution that will be used for imaging. This should include details of the following:

    1) PPE requirements

    2) Spill management

    3) Decontamination of work area

    You will need to submit an electronic copy of the SOP & RA at the end of this page

Submit Forms (LSM880, LSM800, SP5 & PALM)

Submit Forms (Operetta)

Submit Forms (UltraMicroscope)

Submit Forms (Image Analysis)