Training and Access  
  1. Principal investigators must register their lab in the UTSA iLab Operation Software.
    1. UTSA members:
      1. Step 1. Select your PI Group/Lab from the dropdown. If your account is not listed, select the “PI-Not Listed (UTSA) Lab” and UTSA iLab Support Team will contact you to create your Group/Lab account.
      2. Step 2. Navigate to Left Menu bar [top left button]>My Groups>Member Request & Funds tab
      3. Step 3. Click the checkboxes under the “Manage Speedtypes“ section to assign funds for each lab member and set Default Speedtype. PIs with a Project ID assigned in PeopleSoft will see these fund numbers (speedtypes) automatically populated to your Group Account. PIs using Cost Centers such as Start-Up, Cost-shares, or Department Funds should contact their BSC team to send a confirmation email to for fund approval in iLab.
        *All fund information is updated daily and must have a positive budget balance. Please contact our UTSA iLab Support Team if the desired fund account is not available in our system.
    2. Non-UTSA members:
      1. Step 1. Complete the External User Access Request Form.
      2. Step 2. UTSA Staff will validate if your institution has a Service Agreement on file to use Research Core Facilities (RCF) at UTSA. If so, your iLab user account will be granted access to UTSA's iLab System so that you may begin requesting work at our core facilities. If it does not, UTSA will coordinate with your legal contact(s) for signatures. This agreement must be signed by both institutions before any work can be performed.
      3. Step 3. Register for iLab account using the iLab Registration Wizard (skip if complete). NOTE: If you are a PI, then you will be provisioned as the "Group/Lab" account owner. This role will need to add/link or accept all other members to your Group/Lab. If you are not a PI, then you will need to request access to your PI's Group/Lab. For assistance with the UTSA iLab System, please contact
        For more assistance with iLab, please contact our UTSA iLab Support Team at
  2. Users must complete appropriate instrument training and show proficiency at the use of the instrument in order to get Trained status. Only Trained users can operate instruments independently. Request training via Initiate Training tool in iLab.
  3. Complete Biosafety Trainings via BioRAFT platform
    1. Hazard Communication and General Lab Safety Report
    2. Hazardous Waste Generator Training Report
    3. Laser Safety Report (for the use of Zeiss 710 only)
    4. Biosafety Report
    5. Bloodborne Pathogens Report
  4. Swipe-card access will be granted ONLY to Trained users in compliance with all Biosafety training.
Data Storage  
After Hours  
Reporting Abnormalities  
Core Acknowledgement