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Reserve an Instrument

Instruments and other resources can be reserved via a calendar interface.

  1. Go to PPMS start page
  2. Select the core of interest under Facilities available in UC Davis and log in
  3. From HOME >> BOOK tab, select the instrument (system) of interest or from Book as system, select the instrument (system) from the dropdown
  4. [Optional] Select the appropriate project in the Project dropdown*
  5. Select the appropriate financial account for the order (if more than one account is available)
  6. From the instrument calendar, select the blocks of time for the reservation
  7. If you require assistance on the instrument,**
    • check the Assisted by box
    • from the dropdown, select the staff member you request to assist you
  8. Select >> Book the selected sessions at the bottom of the page to complete the reservation
  9. To edit or cancel a booking, click the reservation or pencil icon in any reservation block


Please note that some instruments require training or access rights prior to use: these instruments may not be visible to users.
Contact the core directly via email with your request to access the calendars.

*Not all Cores utilize or require a Project.

**Not all Cores offer assistance.