Get Started

If you are not affiliated with the University of Chicago, review the outline here and contact the PNF Business Administrator to begin registration.

New users affiliated with the University of Chicago should request PNF access by following these steps:

  • Create a BookitLab account & have it approved by your lab group or the PNF Business Administrator
  • Once your BookitLab account is approved, request access to the PNF by clicking your name in the upper right corner, selecting Core Registration on the drop down menu and selecting Request Access to the PNF. This will remain pending while you complete the other steps.
  • The PNF Business Administrator will be notified of your request automatically and will follow up with you via email.
  • The requirements for access are:
    • EHSA safety trainings: Lab-101, PNF-01L, and PNF-01W
    • An active FAS account for billing
    • A user agreement signed by you & your PI

Once you complete the required steps for entry, your Campus Card will be activated with daytime PNF access (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm) and your BookitLab access request will be approved. This will allow you to register for trainings and reserve tools through your BookitLab account. 

If you have technical questions regarding using the PNF for your research, contact Peter Duda, the PNF Technical Director. 


Contact us if you have any further questions.