Institutional Research Core Laboratories (RCL)

Core Facility Management Software

 

iLab Solutions Software Implemented at UTHSCSA Cores

The iLab software provides a unified interface for core facility request management, equipment reservations, project tracking, billing and invoicing, and reporting.

 

Features and benefits of the new system include:

  • Researchers and PIs can monitor job status and billing information
  • Tools for direct communication and document sharing with the core
  • Improved financial controls
  • Streamlined reporting and increased transparency into core usage
  • Improved awareness of available services across the UT System
  • Departmental administrators can pull financial statements directly from the system.


This project was initiated by the Texas Regional CTSA Consortium (TRCC) and is funded by UT System to help organize a UT-System-wide core facilities network. Implementing this software is expected to improve investigators’ access to shared resources at UTHSCSA and other health science institutions participating in the UT network.


 

Getting Started - key information about roles in the system

 
  • Register or log in

All UTHSCSA personnel will register or log into the system using their UTHSCSA alias. (This is the person's email address alias that comes just before the @uthscsa.edu or @livemail.uthscsa.edu.) Most recent UTHSCSA clients of the core facilities are pre-registered.

 

External clients must register for an iLab account.

 

Log in or register here: https://uthscsa.corefacilities.org

 

 
  • The PI's role

The PI needs to take the first step by authorizing lab members and spending settings. The PI can designate a lab manager to perform these functions. Training is available by video or manual:

Short video for PI training

Extended full PI training video

Lab Manual

 

 
  • The Lab Manager

The lab manager can perform the same functions as the PI in iLab. The PI needs to designate who, if anyone, has Lab manager status. Lab managers should take the PI training listed above.

 
  • The Researcher

The lab member can schedule equipment usage and request services once he or she is registered in iLab and authorized to use a PID in a laboratory.

 
  • The Dept. Administrator

The departmental administrator can authorize use of PIDs owned by the department. The administrator can see financial reports for all labs in the department.

 

Where to find the core services

 

Practical Tips for Applying the MIQE Guidelines for qPCR. Greg Shipley, MIQE Co-Author and former Director of the Quantitative Genomics Core, UTHSC-Houston

 

Levitating Cells for Developing In vivo-like 3D Cell Culturing Tools and Assays. Glauco R. Souza, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Nano3D Biosciences, Inc.

 

Contact Oksana Glusko, Accountant of Research Core Laboratories (glusko@uthscsa.edu)