Terms of Usage



The CERC is the product of a California Institute for Regenerative Medicine grant for a Shared Research Facility located at UCSD. The objective is mammalian cell research achieved through interdisciplinary collaborations at UCSD and its surrounding institutions. The funding for this core facility meets the current guidelines for human stem cell research. The CERC is perhaps the only mammalian cell research core laboratory located entirely in a School of Engineering.

Terms of Use:

The CERC “terms of use” were developed to provide a quality standard that is the responsibility of all the personnel sharing the laboratory facilities.

User Requirements:

Use of the laboratory is restricted to UCSD faculty, guest faculty, and other pre-authorized scientists and engineers from neighboring institutions.

Each Principal Investigator whose laboratory personnel are granted access to the CERC understands and agrees to the following Terms of Use:

  • COVID pandemic requirement that all staff must be on an approved framework, contact researchrampup@ucsd.edu to add staff.
  • Only mammalian cells are permitted to enter the CERC
  • Access will only be granted to laboratories at Biological Safety Level 2, and it is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator to provide verification of his or her Biological Safety Level approval
  • Each Principal Investigator agrees to include CERC room numbers (Jacobs Hall/EBU 1 rooms 5313, 5315 and 5319) to his or her Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) Biological Use Authorization (BUA) or equivalent authorization from their Institution [NOTE: non-UCSD investigators are subject to UCSD EH&S approval and are also required to enter into a UCSD Service agreement. For more information about UCSD service agreements, please go here: https://blink.ucsd.edu/buy-pay/contract-svcs/service-agreements/index.html]
  • Each Principal Investigator agrees his or her laboratory personnel have met all current EH&S requirements for research laboratory training certification for proper laboratory safety practices and are properly trained. If requested, PI’s also agree to provide training certification copies that meet all current UCSD EH&S laboratory safety requirements. Current requirements include: Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), biohazards, bloodborne pathogens, general lab and chemical training
  • Access codes are issued to each laboratory granted facility access; any sharing of codes with other laboratories or groups is prohibited
  • The CERC autoclave is for sterilization purposes only. No other use of the autoclave is allowed
  • No food or beverages will be permitted in facility
  • No radioisotopes will be permitted in the facility
  • Each Principal Investigator agrees to pay for services billed by the CERC
  • Twenty fours hours notice is required for cancellation of reservations of CERC facilities for proper cancellation of recharge billing. Cancellation notices less than 24 hours or no shows will be billed as usage.

Acceptance of Terms of Use: Yes ____ No _____ 
Signature and Date : _________________________________________________________________ 
Printed Name: ______________________________________________________________________

** Please download the attached Terms of Use PDF, sign, scan, and send it along with your chart of accounts for billing to the CERC Admin at be-cercadmin@eng.ucsd.edu . You will be contacted with further steps.