Due to Modified Operational requirements put in place by OHSU responding to the Covid-19 crisis, only two PNCC staff member is allowed onsite at any given time. As a result, we are only operating 2 of 5 instruments and we have shifted all sessions to a Dynamic Queue rather than pre-scheduled dates.
The Dynamic Queue is currently running on 2 Krios microscopes, where our 1 staff per day can load pre-clipped grids into the autoloaders for other staff to image remotely. Krios requests still are required to be pre-screened.
The Dynamic Queue is currently prioritized as follows:
Covid-19 Research > SPA Data Collection > Tomography Data Collection > Screening
Once your sample arrives onsite, it will be elevated in queue based on the priority above and the date when requested. We have resumed acceptance of new sample deliveries, Tuesday and Friday preferred, but please coordinate any shipments with your SPOC so that we know to check the receiving dock. If your sample is not onsite, your request will maintain it's place in queue below projects which have shipped samples.
Please note: PNCC reserves the right to modify schedules and queue traversal if needed to adapt and best utilize instrumentation. Changes to requests may require changing dates or position in the queue.