New User

Please follow the steps below:

  • Send an email to with a brief description of your project and the services you need.
  • Once you send the email with your request, we will get back to you about the project's feasibility and goals.


Meanwhile, set up iLab Access. We use iLab for scheduling and billing.

Internal User: Penn and CHOP
External User: Institutions near and around Penn (Wistar, Temple, Drexel, Jefferson, Swarthmore, etc.,)
Corporate User: Pharma or Scientific Industry

Lab Access

EMRL doors are locked 24x7. A new user will need to provide the Entire Name and Entire Penn ID number to activate the Penn Card and gain access to the facility.

External Users can request a Guest PennCard at the facility and a charge of $30 is accessed by Penn Card services.

Equipment Availability for Sign-up

New User: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Independent User: 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Staff Availability: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For after-hours assistance, Independent users can call the core director from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM.

All requests for services are made on the iLab site. Please go to the iLab website, choose the service, and send your request.