Reservations for CAMI equipment are through NUCore (https://nucore.northwestern.edu/facilities/cami). This system is used for reserving, logging, and billing instrument time. To use it, you will need to have a user account, be authorized to use at least one valid chart string, and apply to use the instruments you are interested in. To use a chart string in CAMI, you must submit the CLP billing form (pdf) certifying that the responsible PI and business administrator approve its use.
Reservations are in 15 minute increments and may be made up to 21 days in advance. When you arrive at an instrument, you must log into NUCore. Click on your reservation on the instrument calendar to begin using your reserved time, and select the account that will be billed. When you have finished using the instrument, you must log into NUCore and click your reservation again to log off.
Users are responsible for creating/canceling their reservations. Users have up to 1 hour before their reservation start time to cancel their reservations in NUCore. Although users may use the equipment without making an online reservation in advance, any user who has an online reservation will be given priority for use of the equipment.
If you are experiencing difficulties using the scheduling software, please notify CAMI Staff ( 847-467-3306) as soon as possible.
Billing: Users will be billed based on their hours recorded in NUCore. You are expected to log in when you arrive at an instrument – this includes setup time. The MRI systems will be billed for a minimum of 30 minutes. The IVIS and cell culture room will be billed for a minimum of 15 minutes. If you believe NUCore has not recorded your hours accurately, please notify us soon as possible. If a user does not show up for their appointment and fails to cancel their reservation, they will be charged for 15 minutes of usage; if a user is more than an hour late, their reservation will be cancelled. Repeated failure to sign in or unauthorized use of equipment is subject to termination of facility privileges.
Billing for External Users: The Center for Advanced Molecular Imaging welcomes customers from outside Northwestern. We accept purchase orders from non NU-affiliated users to initiate projects. Fax or email a PDF of your PO, along with the necessary contact information listed below, to 847-467-1566 (fax) or CAMI (at) northwestern.edu. Once the PO is received, we will order the necessary reagents and begin work on the project.
Contact information needed for processing purchase orders for external users prior to initiation of work:
A) Principal Investigator’s (PI) Name:
PI Mailing Address
B) User Name:
C) Administrator’s Name:
Administrator’s Mailing Address:
Questions? Please contact Michelle Suran, the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute Business Manager at 847-467-2587 or m-suran (at) northwestern.edu