MCB Microscope Booking Protocol
All sessions on the MCB Inverted Fluorescent microscope should be reserved using the Bookkit App.
Restrictions under Level 2
We will be restricting the use of the MCB Inverted Microscope to two users a day, with one user per session. An interval of an hour should be allowed between bookings.
Registering on Bookkit
All existing MCB users of the Inverted Fluorescent Microscope will have already received an email to join the Facility on Bookkit.
You will need to have a project registered on the Fluorescent Microscope Bookkit platform in order to book. This information is used for billing, and for reporting on the use of the microscope. We will confirm, by email, the details (research details, fund number etc.) from your previous bookings (on google forms) and use this to register your project. Please check the details and let us know if anything needs to be updated.
New users should fill out the registration form below – you should have your PI’s fund number at hand as well as a short description of your research in order to complete the form. Following this, contact Keren.Cooper@uct.ac.za to arrange a training session. Once you have been trained and have registered on Bookkit, Keren will send you an invitation via Bookkit to join the MCB Fluorescent Microscope Facility.
Signing up to Bookkit
You will have received an email from the MCB Inverted Microscope Facility to join Bookkit.
Cancelling your booking
Research plans change constantly, and you may not need your booking. But please make sure you cancel your booking at least 24 hrs beforehand. All users will be automatically notified that a slot has become available when you cancel your booking.
You will be charged for your slot if you do not cancel your booking.
To edit or cancel a booking: Click on “My Bookings” on the left side menu. Click the drop-down arrow (to the right of the status column) and select “Details”. You can also double-click on your booking in the equipment calendar to access the booking details. On the Details screen, click “Cancel booking” to cancel or “Edit booking” to alter your booking.