PHY Registration process

This page covers the registration process to access the UltraMicroscope II Lightsheet Microscope in the Department of Physiology Node of the Biological Optical Microscopy Platform.

You are required to complete all building inductions & documentation BEFORE you can book in an instrument induction.

If you have any questions then please email

1. PHY registration & OHS documentation

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.

  • Medical Building Induction

    All researchers performing 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

  • 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).

    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 PC2 certified organisms within the facility (see "Working with PC2 organisms" below)

    Download OGTR form here

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

  • User Agreement Form (UA Form)

    You will need to complete the user agreement form. University of Melbourne researchers are required to provide a default Themis code for billing. External researchers are required to provide an invoice address and Purchase Order number (PO is required for researchers from Monash University).

    Download 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

  • Training Documents

    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; Download here).

    You are required to confirm that you have read these documents when you submit the webform.

    2) Competency Assessment: Complete the online 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.

  • Clearing method information

    Please 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

  • Working with PC2 organisms

    This section only applies to researchers wanting to image live PC2 certified organisms in room N815/815, which houses the UltraMicroscope I system.

    Researchers performing PC2 work 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, decontamination of spills and decontamination of the microscope 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

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