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Penn Center for AIDS Research

Viral/Molecular Path BioResource Ordering Instructions

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Getting a PennKey

All clients will need a PennKey to utilize our Facilities. If you do not have a PennKey and:

  • are affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania (or UPHS), Wistar Institute, Monell Chemical Senses Center, or Philadelphia VA Hospital, call (215) 573-INFO to request a PennKey.
  • are affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia please contact Jessica Monkoski at 215-573-2958 or jesmo@mail.med.upenn.edu.
  • are not affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania or neighbors listed above, you or your BA should fill out the Registration Form. You will receive a Project ID and temporary PennKey to access services via this website.

NOTE: if you wish to have a permanent PennKey, call (215) 573-INFO

(These instructions are taken from the Path BioResource Instructions page. Please contact Path BioResource Help Desk at 215-573-2958 or 215-573-0735 if you have questions.)

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Registering for Services

A user must be assigned to a project of a registered Principal Investigator (PI).
A registered PI (or their Business Administrator (BA) or designated Lab Manager) may create projects and assign (manage) users on those projects.
A Lab Manager may be designated by the PI or BA.

  1. Get a PennKey (see above) All users and PI's will need a PennKey to access services.
  2. Register as Principal Investigator:
    The PI with final spending authority for the project should use their PennKey to log in via the "PROJECT MANAGEMENT: PI" link on the left side of the Instructions Page. If you are not already registered and are an active faculty member, you will be registered automatically.
  3. Create a Project and Manage Users (for registered PIs, BAs, or designated Lab Managers ONLY)
    • Paying with a Penn award grant using a 26-digit BEN budget number:
      Log in from the appropriate link under PROJECT MANAGEMENT on the lower left side of the Instructions Page. You may then create projects for your 26-digit number and authorize users.
    • Paying with a Penn non-award grant (such as start-up funds):
      Have your BA enter the 26-digit number.
    • Paying from CHOP, Monell, Wistar, or the VA:
      Have your BA email Jessica Monkoski or Luellen Fletcher
  4. Read the ACCESS POLICY section of the relevant Resource Laboratory (choose the Facility from the pull-down on the left side of the Instructions Page).
  5. Submit a request for service, reagents, scheduling etc. Use your PennKey to access your Project from the Request Services link at the appropriate Resource Laboratory's site. (See below for CFAR details)

Questions? Please contact your Facility Director by choosing from the drop-down resource list on the left side of the Instructions Page.

(These instructions are taken from the Path BioResources Instructions Page page. Please contact Path BioResource Help Desk at 215-573-2958 or 215-573-0735 if you have questions.)

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Requesting CFAR Services

  1. Go to Path BioResource web page at: http://somapps.med.upenn.edu/pbr/portal/
  2. Under "Other Resource Laboratories using this system"
    1. Choose "The Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)" for Virology Support Services and Molecular Support Services
    2. Choose "Viral/Molecular High Density Sequencing" for High-Density Sequencing.
  3. On the left side under "Services", Click on "Request Services", it will give you option of what service you would like to use.
  4. Select the service and add the quantity. Below in notes please enter the details. If clarification is needed, or the ordering form is not specific enough for your needs, make sure to contact Farida Shaheen (farida@mail.med.upenn.edu) in addition to submitting the request. (For High-Density Sequencing clarifications, please contact Rick Bushman at bushman@mail.med.upenn.edu)
  5. Click submit button. You will get an email record of the request.