The Research Flow Cytometry Core (RFCC) is a shared resource laboratory serving the Cincinnati Children's research communities and surrounding institutions by providing a central location for flow cytometry instrumentation, training and education. We offer a number of services for both internal and external scientists.

What's New

Beginning February 1st, 2017, the scheduling calendars for all analytical cytometers, the ImageStreamX and the analysis workstations will be moved to the CORES billing/scheduling system. (The Cell Sorting online calendar will not change.) Below is a synopsis of what was sent to CORES users, and we have added some information pertinent to RFCC users. Please let us know if you have specific questions that can be addressed.

Scheduling time on instruments (except cell sorters) will be done directly in the CORES billing system:

  • Instrument time needed February 1, 2017, or after will be done directly in the CORES Billing system.
  • The CORES calendars are now available.
  • The current MRBS calendar will not be available for scheduling after February 1, 2017.
  • You will need to make sure that you are in the CORES billing system and can login to the system.
  • You will need to know the budget number for your project as time will be billed to this number.
  • You will only be allowed to schedule instruments that you have been trained on.

Time on instruments will be billed by scheduled time. Currently we bill by actual time that you are logged into the instrument.

  • Please schedule your time responsibly so others have access to the instrumentation.
  • Actual usage will still be captured on instrumentation and compared to scheduled time.
  • Investigators will be billed by the higher value: actual time used vs time scheduled.
  • You will be able to cancel/edit scheduled time up to your appointment start time without being charged.
  • If you consistently do not schedule time, but use instrumentation, we reserve the right to restrict/revoke access to the instrumentation.Note: Time scheduled on analysis workstations will continue to be free of charge.

Introduction to Flow Cytometry

New users need to complete this class prior to hands-on instrument training. This monthly class is 2 hours and covers instrument components, analysis, compensation and experimental basics. Register for this class on the ELM (Cincinnati Children's users) or email Monica DeLay for external clients. See below for future dates, times and locations. 

Date Time Location
Jan. 31, 2017 1:00-3:00 pm
Feb. 28, 2017 1:00-3:00 pm
Mar. 21, 2017
1:00-3:00 pm S3.125
Apr. 25, 2017
1:00-3:00 pm S5.125
May 30, 2017
1:00-3:00 pm S5.125
Jun. 27, 2017
1:00-3:00 pm S5.125
Jul. 25, 2017
1:00-3:00 pm S5.125
Aug. 29, 2017
1:00-3:00 pm S5.125
Sep. 26, 2017
1:00-3:00 pm S5.125
Oct. 31, 2017
1:00-3:00 pm S5.125
Nov. 28, 2017
1:00-3:00 pm S5.125
Dec. 19, 2017
1:00-3:00 pm S5.125