Frequently Asked Questions

The doors to the SIF are open Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm, except on University holidays. Office and laboratory access is restricted. If you have "Independent User access" to an instrument and are at the SIF for a reservation, please use the kiosk to log into FBS to start and finish your reservation. If you have "Qualified User access" to an instrument then you have access to the building via your LSU ID swipe card and have received instruction for checking out lab keys. If you would like to inquire about gaining Qualified User access to the SIF facility, please contact the Instrument Specialist and SIF Manager.

Please contact the SIF Associate Director. We will respond to your request within three business days.

LSU students, staff, and faculty can request training through their FBS account. If you are not affiliated with LSU, please contact us.

LSU affiliates can make instrument reservations via their FBS account. In order to reserve time, a SIF Instrument Specialist must train you and update your iLab user status.

LSU affiliates can change their funding source via their FBS account under "My Accounts".

The SIF accepts LSU funding accounts, checks, and credit cards. Non-LSU users should obtain a purchase order (PO) from your home institution or industry and provide a copy of the PO to the SIF Manager for reference, prior to using instrumentation. SIF will add a 2.5% processing fee to all charges paid by credit card.

There is a break room located near the front entrance. Additional workspace is available in the post-processing computer lab. 

If you do not see the answer to your question here, please contact us.