Chemical Sciences (F10) Induction

To ensure a smooth and successful induction process, please complete the following steps carefully. 

Failure to complete these steps may mean an incomplete induction and access will not be granted.

1 - Meet BMSF Staff

  • Have you already spoken to a BMSF staff member about your project or analytical enquiry?

If not, please contact BMSF at or a BMSF staff member directly. You will need to provide a short description of what you want to achieve with your project.


  • Arrange a meeting to discuss your analytical needs with a BMSF staff member.

This will inform us about:

a. Whether your analytical needs can be met with our current mass spectrometry methods and instrumentation

b. Whether new method development is required

c. Any relevant costs, charges and training, if applicable

d. Which BMSF labs you require induction to


  • Once a BMSF staff member has confirmed you should do an induction (either verbally or by email), please follow the instructions below.

2 - User Registration

  • Register online to the BMSF ACLS system by following this link:
  1. Click on “Register Here”
  2. Choose “Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry Facility”
  3. Fill out your details.

If you have already previously registered to ACLS and can see the BMSF node when you log on, you do not to re-register.


  • Download and complete the Project Registration Form (PRF), then have it signed and approved by your supervisor. NOTE: Make sure you have Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat installed.

Your supervisor should then send the approved form to the Laboratory Coordinator.

Ensure that this is submitted before your next scheduled instrument training (if applicable), as it is generally a requirement before training starts. If no PRF is received within four weeks of your induction, your ACLS account will be deleted.

Should you have questions about completing this form, please contact the Laboratory Coordinator.

3 - Health and Safety Induction

NOTE: You MUST have been referred by a BMSF staff member prior to registering for induction.


  • You are required to read the following SafeSys documents:

1. Log on to SafeSys using your zID and password

2. Locate the following documents:

DVCRES-ANALYT-SWP-2284 (BMSF – Storage and Transport of Solvents and Samples within the BSMF Lower Campus Facilities)

DVCRES-ANALYT-SWP-2280 (BMSF – Preparation of Solvents and Samples within the BMSF Lower Campus Facilities)

3. Read and Declare as Read (the button will be found at the bottom of the document)


  • Download the relevant induction notes: Chemical Sciences (F10). The Induction Notes are for your reference and yours to keep.


The Questionnaire is to be completed by referring to the Induction Notes. This should be completed at least one day before induction.


  • Attend the induction tour.

Please register to one of the dates below through Eventbrite and save this on your calendar. Late arrivals (more than 10 minutes late) will require you re-register for the next available date.

Chemical Sciences Induction tour dates:

1. Friday 20th September 2019, 10 am

2. Friday, 11th October 2019, 10 am

3. Friday, 1st November 2019, 10 am

4. Friday, 22nd November 2019, 10 am

5. Thursday, 19th December 2019, 10 am


NOTE: Failure to do any of the above steps will mean induction is incomplete and access will not be activated.

4 - Training (if applicable)

This would have already been discussed in your initial meeting with BMSF. Once you have been deemed competent by a BMSF staff member, please contact Jennifer Tran and Sydney Liu Lau (Laboratory Coordinator) so you can obtain booking rights for the instrument you trained for.

Note that successful induction and ACLS registration does not constitute automatic access to our instruments.


Any questions?

If you are unsure about any of these steps, please contact the Laboratory Coordinator.