BIF guideline For Step 3 (July 1st, 2021)

Updated on June 30th, 2021

Note: If you have concerns or feel unsafe, contact Miki Fujita, BIF research manager (bif.manager@ubc.ca).

1. The facility is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

* Only experienced users are permitted to use the BIF outside the business hours. Please ask BIF staff if you have any questions.

A. Booking of equipment

Trained users can book the equipment using the online booking calendar.

B. Cancellation of your appointment

Trained users can edit or delete their booked session if the session is more than 24 hours of the scheduled time. For editing and cancelling the session within 24 hrs of the scheduled time, please contact BIF staff to make changes or cancel your session. A penalty fee will be charged depending on the time cancelled within 24 hours of the scheduled time. Please read the BIF policies for more detail information (https://www.bioimaging.ubc.ca/about/bif-policies/).

C. Billing log computer 

All users are required to enter their billing items (hours of equipment usage, sample preparation, and consumables) in our billing log computer after their sessions.

If the booked session is not logged by the user in the billing computer, the user will be billed for the entire reservation time plus an additional administrative fee. Please read the BIF policies for the additional information (https://www.bioimaging.ubc.ca/about/bif-policies/).

2. Protective measures must be used all the time in the facility.

  • Everyone is expected to check for symptoms every day before going onto campus. Anyone with cold-like symptoms or other symptoms of COVID should not come to work. However, there is no longer a requirement for you to record that you have completed the daily self assessment. There is a UBC Safe Vancouver app (https://srs.ubc.ca/health-safety/ubc-safe-vancouver-app/) or the BC CDC site (https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en) for help with this assessment.
  • Bring your UBC card to enter the building and masks.
  • To access BIF, use the main entrance and stairwell 10 at the west end of north wing BioSci Bldg. An elevator is located at the middle of hallway.

  • “User sign-in/sign-out sheet” is posted at the entrance and exit doors of the BIF. All personnel will sign in when entering the BIF, and sign out when they leave.
  • Social distancing is still recommended.
  • Wash hands/gloved hands with soap between work stations. BIF Hand Wash Stations are located in Rm 0129, 0131, 0141, 0144.
  • Before leaving the station, wipe out all touched surfaces with alcohol.
  • There will be at least 30-minute time window to keep the room empty before next user comes in.

4. We provide a training session with new user.

Please submit the training and service request form from our website.

5. BIF accepts new project/sample for imaging service.

BIF will accept project/sample on a first-come, first-serve basis, but depending on the facility occupancy, some delays may be expected.

Please submit the training and service request form from our website.