Help & Hints

Requests for equipment should be made using the online form. Please check the catalog to find available equipment. Equipment listed as "Ready for Issue" can usually be picked up within a day. Items listed as "Returned from User" have not be checked by our technicians, so we cannot assure their function. Typically it can take a week or two to get items in that status tested. For urgent needs, we can issue untested items. In-stock items can be obtained 24/7 for urgent needs of running experiments by following our Off-Hours Procedure. If you anticipate needing a large quantity of equipment, please submit your request early. If you need assistance in choosing equipment, please contact the PREP staff at We can offer advice or put you in touch with experts. We also have detailed documentation on most of the equipment we stock.