OpenIRIS (in short IRIS) is a free project, which enables booking of devices and (measurement) services!
The idea behind this booking system is to make the costly scientific devices much better accesible, not only the machinery of the own institute or department but also the resources of others, maybe even world-wide distributed, scientific providers.
To fathom the possibilities of OpenIRIS, and to work out a conception for its productive implementation at BCP, we have been testing the bookage of devices and services since 2021 in a pilot scheme at FZEM. Expansion to the optical microscopy machinery has successfuly started at the beginning of 2022. Meanwhile bioanalitics, mass spectrometrie, X-ray structural analysis have joined as new providers.
Three devices (the Vitrobot to produce cryo-samples, the Talos L120C microscope for conventional and cryogenic TEM, and the scanning electron mikroscope SU 8030) are accessible to booking of either assisted or autonomous measurements. Next, two services for assisted TEM measurements at one of our three (standard) microscops, and one service for SPA data acquisition at the Titan Krios) are open for request in OpenIRIS.
While the two TEM services are in principle open to all registered users of BioSupraMol, the SPA service is preferentially restricted to members of a group of applicants.
For autonomous usage, introduction as well as training is madatory. We also set high value on trained people to operate as key-users for their working groups. Therefore, training candidates should best be on a postdoctoral position or have a long-term employment at FUB.
Due to the pandemic introductions and trainig are not offered at the moment.
As a prerequisit to using the bookig system of OpenIRIS, users have to register at the FUB-IRIS portal first. FU-Berlin credentials are used for registration and acces. Since the verification is accomplished by the single-sign-on system of FUB, only your institutional email address (user name) must be used in IRIS. Users from external institutions that use OpenIRIS as well, can (normaly) use their respective IRIS credentials to also log-in at the FUB-IRIS portal - FUB users should exclusively use their FUB credentials.
You can download a hand-out about the registration at FUB-IRIS from below.