General Information

REgarding Re-opening plans (June 1, 2020)

Please go to “Covid-19 Updates” page for more information.

REGARDING HEALTH AND SAFETY OF USERS (March 24th, 2020)

Research labs at McMaster are now closed until further notice. Booking devices will no longer be allowed. Please do not enter the facility.

Regarding Health and safety of Users (March 17th, 2020)

 **IF YOU ARE SICK AND HAVE ANY COVID SYMPTOMS (PARTICULARLY FEVER AND COUGH) OR ARE IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH OTHERS WHO ARE SICK/SUSPECT, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE SCOPES OR ENTER THE FACILITY. You MUST report to us if you suspect that you are positive for COVID so we can isolate the facility and its users**

PLEASE BE COMPLIANT WITH RECOMMENDATIONS OF SELF-ISOLATION AND SOCIAL DISTANCING, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE TRAVELED OUT OF THE COUNTRY.

Gloves MUST now be worn at all times inside the facility.

Users are still allowed to book the scopes. However, please note that there is NO cleaning or sanitizing of the facility and scopes. If you book scope usage, be diligent about washing your hands and cleaning surfaces you work on.

Please note that the situation is evolving and may change at any time. Please check this page for further updates. Thank you!

Location and Contacts

MBF Location: Health Sciences Centre 4H14

MBF Contact: hungclk@mcmaster.ca, truantr@mcmaster.ca

Management and Policies

The MBF is currently run by Dr. Ray Truant. The MBF is heavily subsidized by the Truant lab (and Dr. David Andrews in the past). Recent changes have been made to make the facility more user-friendly and efficient. There is currently no grant support; if this changes, we will lower fees accordingly. Please read through our facility policy for more information.

Facility Keycard Access

Drop by HSC 4N53 to acquire a form (envelope on lab door), or download here

  • Fill out form and bring printed record of WHMIS safety training (from MOSAIC)

If you have an existing hospital access card – bring the 5 digits on the back

  • If you do not have one – follow instructions on the form
  • Speak to Claudia (in HSC 4N53) to acquire signatures

Bring completed form to Biochem Office (4N59)

User Etiquette

Any abuse of devices (i.e. dismantling without permission, damaging, abuse of internet usage etc). will result in access being revoked and service charges to restore the devices

Data is expected to be removed from devices as often as possible to allow other users to save data without the hard drives being full

Claudia facilitates as a tech as needed for technical support BUT IS NOT EXPECTED to be of service for all needs (EMAIL ONLY: hungclk@mcmaster.ca)

  • We will refuse access to devices/support if users are not respectful