The Dynamic Queue is currently prioritized as follows:
Covid-19 Research > SPA Data Collection > Tomography Data Collection > Screening
When you "Request Microscope Time/Training" (step 3), this request will go into our pre-queue requests until the samples are frozen, clipped, and on-site (ready to be loaded). Once the samples are ready for screening/data collection, the request will be moved into the dynamic queue scheduling based on date requested and instrument availability. Potential wait (in days), shows the estimated number of days to wait for the microscope. PNCC schedules weekly on Thursday/Friday, if your estimated wait is less than 5, the request will likely be scheduled. 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 on-site, your request will maintain it's place in pre-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.
Click here to copy the script for 'PNCC Queue Watcher' on Github that gives automatic updates in the dynamic queue provided by community contribution.