DaMBIC equipment booking

Microscope online booking

Book a timeslot in the online booking calendar using the link https://mbp.booking.sdu.dk/Default.aspx.

Booking timeslots

To distribute the possibility of access to DaMBIC equipment evenly, you should book only the time needed for your imaging experiments. Do not book instrument time if you are not sure you will need it. Users are allowed to book up to 2 sessions; each up to 4 hours per instrument in advance within the time period 8 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday. Please try to place your bookings either morning (8-12) or afternoon (12-16). Bookings in weekends and off working hours is limited to maximum 20 hours in total in advance per instrument. In exceptional cases when it is needed for your project you can contact us for an extended booking. Being busy is in general not a valid reason.

Remember that DaMBIC also provides access to image analysis PC’s and software so you do not need to perform all your data analysis on the microscope PC.

Project and funding information

An important part of the running cost of DaMBIC comes from external funding that is, in effect, directly funding DaMBIC users' work. In this context, it is of interest for funding agencies to evaluate the impact of their funding, and DaMBIC users are therefore asked for additional information when booking DaMBIC facilities (microscopes, lasers, software).  We have tried to make this as simple as possible:

  • Before you register as a DaMBIC user and receive training
    --> Make sure you have completed the forms "basic user information" and "project information"
    NB. "project information" may have been filled out already and only needs to be completed one time for each project grant ID - check with your colleague or PI.
    NB. read the guidelines to the forms carefully as we frequently experience errors in the inputs.
  • When you book DaMBIC equipment
    --> Provide the "Type of activity" and "Project Information" via the dropdown lists (https://mbp.booking.sdu.dk/Default.aspx).

Log Book

Use the paper logbook by the microscope every time you use microscopes.

Bookings are personal

You are not allowed to book a microscope for someone else.


Punctuality is a must even on evenings and weekends. If you need more time than you booked, please check the booking calendar and if free, you may book the required extra time.

If a user does not show up at the booked time within 30 minutes after start, any user can step in and use the microscope.

If you finish ahead of time, it is good practice to notify the next user, if possible.


Please do not book instrument time if you are not sure you will need it. In case you need to cancel your session, please do so in the booking calendar as soon as possible and minimum 24 hours before your time starts so that another user will have the chance of booking the microscope.

If you need to cancel less than 24 h prior to your session, please send an e-mail notifying both the next user and the mail list “AZ-DL-NAT-BMB-BioImaging@sdu.dk”.