The staff of the Bauer Core take pride in its collaborative working environment, friendly atmosphere, and easy accessibility. Please be respectful of the instrumentation, lab space, and other people working in the labs.


Reasearchers must receive training by a Core staff member prior to using any core instrumentation. Training colleagues on the Core’s instrumentation is prohibited. Please use Minilims to request training. Click on the “Make Request” link in the “Reagents and Training” sidebar.  Fill out the form and select the appropriate option from the drop down list in the “Reagent” category.  Once you submit this form a member of the Bauer Core will contact you to schedule a training session.


Researchers must reserve their use of Core equipment using SPINAL. Reservations may be cancelled up to two hours before the start time.


Every researcher must use his/her own account both for instrument use/scheduling and for submissions/reagent requests. Do not share accounts, share your password, nor log in for others. Unless instructed otherwise, please log out when you are finished using an instrument.If you don't already have a Research Computing account, you can request one here. If you don't have a minilims account, you can request one here.

Bench Space

Many instruments have bench space close by that can be used for setting up experiments. You are welcome to use this space and the pipettors near each instrument while you are here. If you need long-term access to bench space or sample storage, please speak to Claire Reardon.


We request that you acknowledge the Core when publishing work done with our support. Please refer to us as "The Bauer Core Facility at Harvard University."