Schedule an Instrument
The UW-Madison Optical Imaging Core handles reservations through the Idea Elan online interface. To schedule, you must have an approved account associated with your lab. First time users please see the information below for instructions on how to register and schedule first-use training for our instruments.

Please see our Policies page for information on eligibility, billing, and other topics.

New Users
Please contact Lance Rodenkirch  to create an account. Include in your email your name, the name and email of your PI, and your funding string.
Prior to your first session, please print and fill out a Project Application Form and send it to Lance Rodenkirch.

Returning Users 
Log in to
Place your instrument reservation as usual.

Invoice Creation
To run a personal usage report, go to My Homepage> Reports > Usage Report
*After selecting the filters and running the report, users can export to an excel, PDF, or word document. Users can then provide this to their department.