Getting Started

Getting Started:

  • All new users of the (bio)imaging facility need to complete the “intro to newcomers”, before any facility equipment can be used.  We will explain with our usage & booking guidelines, training guidelines and required safety guidelines (biosafety, laser, mercury lamps) → you can only request an “intro to newcomers” via online booking system: here.
  • Training: (bio)imaging facility equipment can only used after completion of equipment training → i) please take note of our training guidelines ii) equipment trainings are only provided by  facility staff training; iii) all trainings consists of at least two parts → all equipment trainings need to be requested via our online booking system
  • Booking & usage -rights:  Upon completion of such training, you will be granted booking rights to book the equipment in our online booking system → all bookings need to comply with our micrscopy, cytometry & safety policies. Most importantly, it is strictly forbidden to use any of the setups without booking or training, or to use any system on the name of another user.

Online Booking system: PPMS

  • All Scientific Service Units (SSUs) make use of the same online booking system PPMS.
  • Please find some tips and tricks a here: Booking system (PPMS).
  • Any issues with the booking system, or requests to change cost accounts need to be done by email to

Getting an PPMS accounts

  • Internal users: all IST scientists get an ICP and PPMS account during their on-boarding
  • External visitors & Interns: PPMS accounts can be request by sending an email to → please have your hosting lab assist you to provide the cost account number, including an approval from PI (and grant office in case you want to speed up matters).