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EGF Policies and Fees


To ensure proper use of the laboratories, instrumentation, and other resources of the Environmental Genomics Facility, the steering committee has implemented a set of policies to which users must agree to before working in the EGF. Failure to follow these policies may result in user privileges being revoked.


All users must be trained on the machines prior to use. Training is to be done only by the EGF technician or a mentor assigned by the technician.

Online Booking is in place for much of the equipment in the EGF.


University of Windsor users will be charged at the end of each semester, for all fees that have accrued in that time. Upon receipt of an invoice, the user must supply the grant number to charge the fees to. External users (both academic and non-academic) will be charged per use of the facility. 

Per use: Use will be tallied and invoiced monthly.
Flat fee: Due prior to use of machine.

Laboratory Safety & Laboratory Practices

Users are expected to follow good lab practices (GLP) including courteous behaviour to other users and the EGF staff.

The EGF follows laboratory safety guidelines as determined by the University of Windsor’s health and safety board.

The EGF has a strict policy regarding the following:

  1. No food or drink allowed in rooms 224, 226 or 150B (GLIER) & room 312 (Biology).
  2. Lab coats and closed toed shoes MUST be worn when working in rooms 224, 226, and 150B (GLIER) & room 312 (Biology).
  3. Individuals must complete and remain current on their WHMIS training before working in the EGF. Proof of completion must be provided to the EGF technician.

Follow proper guidelines for the disposal of hazardous materials. If you are unsure of these guidelines, please ask the EGF technician.

All concerns/problems should be directed to the EGF technician, Shelby Mackie (ext 3761) or Dr. Heath (ext 3762). Emergency contact for Biology is Bob Hodge (ext 2706).

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