In order to work in the BVC facility, you need to have an official permission from the BVC management that is obtained through registration and biosafety training. If you are planning to start your work in our facility, you need to take the BVC biosafety training and be registered as a BVC user. If you are part of STEMM program, you can choose whether you want to be registered as a BVC user or a STEMM user. New STEMM users also need to take the BVC biosafety training before starting their projects in our facility. All new users need to have previous experience in cell culture work. If you’re new to virus work we recommend to have someone from your group to help, train and guide you when you start your projects. BVC doesn’t offer training for the actual virus work nor do we provide protocols for virus particle production.
The biosafety training and registration fee is 100 €/person (UH customers), and the fee covers the waste management, customer support, facility and equipment maintenance for both customer groups. EVOS microscope users need to be registered and trained as well.
After registration you are free to use our facility for your projects!
As a BVC user the fee is 22€/h. This covers the most common cell culture plastics, materials, reagents, and protective accessories (gloves, sleeve covers, shoe covers etc). As a STEMM user you don’t pay for the hourly fee, but you need to provide your own materials and reagent (gloves, sleeve covers, cell culture plastics, media etc.). STEMM users also need to mark their reservations to our online calendar.
The BVC users also need to report their hours to InnoLims extranet. After use, mark in the hours you have worked in the facility. Log in with your UH email address and with the password given to you by the BVC management (written on your BVC user agreement).
If you are not registered as a user and would like to get the biosafety training or quick training to be able to use the EVOS microscope, please contact email@example.com.
Here you can find our updated Biosafety manual (2019) where you can find our safety policies and instruction in case of an emergency. You can also check out our BVC's rescue plan (in Finnish only).After registration working hours can be reserved through BVC online calendar. Please contact our customer support for the calendar password.