Submitting samples

Penn State researchers

The Proteomics and MS Core Facility is now part of the iLab Solutions instrumentation management system. We can only accept samples from researchers whose PIs have accounts within the iLab. To activate your iLab account using your PSU credentials (PIs and other researchers), please follow these instructions (5-minute process). Contact your financial account manager or follow these instructions to add a budget in iLab. YouTube videos with detailed overview of iLab system are here: user training (30 min), PI training (40 min)

PI-Requesting access to unrestricted account

Activating your iLab account

QR codes and links to the instructions on wiki

External researchers

Thank you for your interest in the Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Core Facility of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences. In order to become an external facility customer, we require a signed agreement called the Academic Research Services Order (ARSO) which governs the work performed in the facility.

Please work with us to complete a brief description of services sought, we can provide pricing information. The ARSO contains terms and conditions that must be agreed upon by the “User”, which includes reports, a mini non-disclosure clause, confidentiality, intellectual property, publicity, termination, university status, warranties and indemnity, export control, and governing law. Signing and returning the agreement without any changes, will expedite your project.

When we have University approval of the ARSO, we can get started with your project.

Each of Huck’s Facilities make use of Agilent’s iLAB management systems, and we will need you to create an account before we start work on your project. The process takes a few minutes and the instructions can be found here.

ARSO cover letter Huck

External User Term Sheet

Core Facility ARSO (Rev 01.20.2020)

Core Facility ARSO Amendment (Rev 01.20.2020)

New User Form


Contact Tatiana for any other details.

Analysis request forms

The analysis request forms are for our internal use, they help us track the samples and the type of analytical information you expect.

If you are submitting gel bands, proteins in solution or proteolytic digests for protein identification, quantitation, or confirmation, please fill out Protein ID Request form. Examples of filled out Protein ID Request forms give you an idea of what information you should provide.

Protein ID Request form 2011

For polymer analysis by MALDI TOF, please fill out Polymer Analysis Request form.

Polymer Analysis Request form 2015

For other analyses, including nucleic acids and small molecules, you can fill out MS Analysis Request form.

MS Analysis Request form 2011


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