iLab Core Facility Management
Rutgers Research Core Services has adopted iLab as the streamlined core facility management system.
What is iLab?
iLab is a web-based asset management system designed for core facilities to easily track inventories, manage schedules, aggregate data, provide resource visibility, and integrate with other lab systems.
iLab tools provide efficiency and simplicity for functions such as resource scheduling (services + technical expertise), billing and invoicing, cost-tracking against projects, customer management, access control for sensitive equipment, inventory tracking, and more.
iLab Tools & Benefits
iLab’s management system effectively decreases the administrative burden of core facility managers and personnel, increasing time for more critical aspects of their lab work. iLab also enables our Rutgers research community to access core facilities services and expertise through a single, web-based, user-friendly portal.
Below you can find some of iLab's useful functions for core facilities.
Core Facilities Management
iLab core facility management software helps you save time and money for core personnel, institutional administrators, and researchers. iLab operations software is designed to meet the needs of varying types of shared resource facilities, benefitting the individual core and enabling an institution to fully profit from investment in core operations.
Instrument Access Control & Usage Tracking
The iLab instrument access management module allows facilities, such as nanofabrication and cleanrooms, to manage access of shared equipment through use of a microcontroller. This microcontroller acts as a bridge between iLab and the internal networks on campus, enabling facilities to control access to instruments that are both on an external network or connected locally.
iLab publication tracker helps cores easily search for, filter, and save publications associated with the core. By combining publication data with other reporting data available in iLab, core facility administrators can get a quick view of the valuable services they provide.
iLab materials management software helps research laboratories simplify their day-to-day operations. Its functionality includes materials requisitioning management, inventory management, and reporting. With this tool, labs can search across multiple vendor catalogs to get the best price, view all orders for the lab and avoid duplicate ordering, and track their inventory.
iLab storeroom management helps facilities such as chemistry stockrooms, supply closets, and storerooms manage and sell scientific products produced internally or procured from outside vendors. Its functionality flexibly supports the myriad of workflows that occur during the lifecycle of an order, including order placement, product listing, stock level and reorder management, and distribution tracking.
Sample Processing Management
The iLab sample processing tool allows cores to flexibly configure and combine a variety of container types, customer request forms, services, charges, and instrument input files, and specifically tailor them to a particular application or instrument.
Automated Studies Management
iLab study management software helps core facilities manage large scientific studies. This module ties individual tasks of a study to a larger, overarching project, which increases experimentation consistency and allows for collaboration of multiple researchers on one study.
iLab User Resources
Looking to implement iLab for your core facility? Rutgers Research Core Services has developed manuals, videos and FAQs to better assist users with navigating iLab. If you have any questions regarding the implementation process, please contact us below.
For general iLab support. Use the search bar to look up general instructions and how-to iLab guides.
For assistance with technical iLab related issues, please email the iLab Support Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.