Booking and Training

Step 1: Register for iLab

iLab is our online instrument booking system.

You can register to access iLab at

Use your University of Newcastle credentials to complete the registration.

Step 2: Register for online training

Before you can use any ABRF equipment, you must complete the relevant online training.

To register for training:

  1. log into iLab
  2. go to the 'Request Services' tab
  3. select the equipment you need to be trained in.

Step 3: Sign up for a facility induction

In order to enter the ABRF or use the equipment, you must complete a site induction.

Inductions are held at the Life Sciences facility on our Callaghan campus or the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) in New Lambton.

To sign-up for an induction:

  1. log into iLab
  2. go to the 'Request Services' tab
  3. select 'ABRF Facility Safety Induction' to request an induction
  4. complete all of the PC2 certification items required.

Step 4: Book an instrument

Once the steps above have been completed, you can book access to ABRF equipment via iLab.

To book time with an instrument specialist, request a training booking on the required instrument via iLab's 'Schedule Equipment' tab.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.