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Submissions

We have an online submission process. Wayne state users can get more information here, non-Wayne State users can start here, and WSU users working with an external account here. Internal WSU users are HIGHLY urged to submit their requests online via iLab before or shortly after submitting their samples. New external users do not have to wait for iLab registration clearance before submitting/shipping their samples. 

For most applications, our preferred method of sample preparation is by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE).  Gels should be stained with a mass spectrometry-friendly dye such as SYPRO Ruby or Coomassie blue. Silver staining is not recommended. Gel slices can be excised and stored in tubes or plates with a small amount of ultra-pure water.

Please consult with the Core if you would like to submit a protein in solution.

Along with your sample(s), you will need to complete a Submission Form.  If submitting 96-well plates, well assignments can be archived using this Grid.

It is also helpful to include information on the biological source (e.g. E.coli), protein sequence of recombinant proteins, and digital gel pictures where applicable.

Turn-around time for standard in-gel digestion and proteomic analysis is typically 7-10 days.

Gel slices can be shipped via Fed Ex or UPS frozen or on ice packs. Liquid samples should be shipped on dry ice. 

If you are unsure about the submission process us, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions document or contact us directly.

 

External (non-Wayne State) Users

Internal (Wayne State) Users

WSU Users with External Institutional Account

 

 


1. External (non-Wayne State) Users

1. User must first register at the link in upper right-hand corner here.

   a. If you are not a P.I., your P.I. will be automatically registered when you list him/her.
   b. Financial Administrator is the person in charge of payments for the P.I. and should be receiving invoices in addition to the P.I.

 

2. You will receive a welcome email from iLab with login information.

   Note: Emails from iLab may state “iLab Support” or  “do-not-reply” as the Sender.

 

3. You can then submit a request via iLab using the link in the upper-right corner.

   Refer to user (non-P.I.) manual or P.I./Fin.Admin. manual for more information.

 

4. User will receive an automated iLab email to approve a price quote after the Core reviews the request. Follow email instructions.

 

5. The P.I. may receive an automated iLab email to approve service requests that are projected to cost above the auto-approval threshold amount. Follow email instructions. Refer to the P.I. manual for instructions on changing the threshold amount.

 

6. The P.I. and Financial Administrator will receive an automated iLab email to view the invoice upon service completion. Follow email instructions. Print a copy for your records.

 

7. Payment must be made by check.

 

Important note for P.I.s:
If you would like to assign a lab member or Financial Administrator to oversee your iLab activities (as your “iLab manager”), please contact the Core. That individual will approve lab members’ requests for iLab accounts, approve service requests that require P.I. approval, and so forth. Otherwise, the P.I. will be contacted by iLab or the Core to move the service requests along in the iLab system. All users must have their individual iLab account to access iLab.

 


2. Internal (Wayne State) Users

Important background information:

  1. Non-P.I.s must register first.
  2. WSU P.I.s are already in the iLab system & do not need to register.
  3. IRBs are no longer required (please provide index numbers instead).
  4. Charges will automatically be billed against the index number through Banner.
  5. Index numbers can be updated at any time before charges are sent to Banner.
  6. If you are with WSU but will be paying with an external institution account (ex. Karmanos,Henry Ford, Children’s Hospital, VA, etc.), you must follow the instructions under the next section.
  7. If you have an alternate email address (non-WSU) that you prefer to use, forward your WSU emails to that account – it is your responsibility to ensure receipt of all iLab emails.
  8. Emails from iLab may state “iLab Support” or “do-not-reply" as the sender.

 

Important note for P.I.s:
If you would like to assign your Research Assistant or Financial Administrator to oversee your iLab activities (as your “iLab manager”), please email support@ilabsolutions.com or contact the Core. That individual will approve lab members’ requests for iLab accounts, assign index numbers, approve service requests that require P.I. approval, and so forth. Otherwise, the P.I. will be contacted by iLab or the Core to move the service requests along in the iLab system. All users must have their individual iLab account to access iLab.


1. Users (non-P.I.) must register at link in upper right-hand corner here using their WSU email address and pick their lab/P.I. listed as WSU. Refer to the user (non-P.I.) manual for more information.

 

2. Your P.I. should already be in iLab under WSU & will receive an automated iLab email to approve you as a lab member.

   a. P.I. should log into the same link above with his/her WSU Access ID/password, approve the user, and assign the user a WSU index number to use. Refer to the P.I. manual for more information.
   b. Notify the Core or email iLab at support@ilabsolutions.com if the P.I. is not in the system.
 

3. Only after the P.I. has assigned an index # can the user submit a request via iLab using the same link above.


4. User will receive an automated iLab email to approve a price quote after the Core reviews the request. Follow email instructions.

 

5. The P.I. may receive an automated iLab email to approve service requests that are projected to cost above the auto-approval threshold amount. Follow email instructions. To change the threshold amount, refer to the P.I. manual.

 

6. The P.I. & Financial Administrator will receive an automated iLab email to view the invoice upon service completion. Follow email instructions. Print a copy for your records.

 

7. Charges will automatically be billed against the index number through Banner. IRBs are no longer required.

 


3. WSU Users with External Institutional Account

 

If you are with WSU but will be paying with an external institution account, you will register as an external user (non-WSU account like Karmanos, Henry Ford, Children’s Hospital, VA, etc.). Both P.I. & user must use their external institution email address for their iLab accounts. 

1. Users must first register at the link in the upper right-hand corner here as a non-Wayne user using their external institution email address & list their external institution.

    a. If you are not a P.I., your P.I. will be automatically registered when you list him/her.
    b. Financial Administrator is the person in charge of payments for the P.I. and should be receiving invoices in addition to the P.I.

    Refer to user (non-P.I.) manual or P.I. manual for more information.

 

2. You will receive a welcome email from iLab with login information. Emails from iLab may not necessarily state “iLab” as the sender but may say “do-not-reply”.

 

3. You can then submit a request via iLab using the same link above as a non-Wayne user.

 

4. User will receive an automated iLab email to approve a price quote after the Core reviews the request. Follow email instructions.

 

5. The P.I. may receive an automated iLab email to approve service requests that are projected to cost above the auto-approval threshold amount. Follow email instructions. To change the threshold amount, refer to the P.I. manual.

 

6. The P.I. and financial administrator will receive an automated iLab email to view the invoice upon service completion. Follow email instructions. Print a copy for your records.

 

7. Payment must be made by check.

 

Important note for P.I.s:
If you would like to assign a lab member or Financial Administrator to oversee your iLab activities (as your “iLab manager”), please contact the Core. That individual will approve lab members’ requests for iLab accounts, approve service requests that require P.I. approval, and so forth. Otherwise, the P.I. will be contacted by iLab or the Core to move the service requests along in the iLab system. All users must have their individual iLab account to access iLab.