iLab booking system

Create an account or login to search and book research equipment, facilities and services.

Login to iLab

The iLab booking system supports effective and efficient research platform management. Many platforms now use iLab, and more are expected to come on board.

New to iLab?

The below user guides include information on how to create an account and how to use the iLab booking system. We've also created some how-to videos showing you how to navigate iLab and how to schedule a platform resource.

Quick reference guides

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What is iLab?

iLab allows you to:

  • Request training on equipment
  • Search and book research equipment and services
  • Manage services and analytical reporting
  • Create access for your lab members
  • Reserve specific platform equipment and resources, and maintain a calendar
  • Access control for sensitive or validated equipment
  • Manage time and cost-tracking.

Navigating iLab

Learn how to navigate the iLab dashboard, including how to:

  • Book resources
  • Request training
  • View messages
  • Manage group lab access
  • Manage resources at the University of Melbourne as well as partner institutions.
Navigating the iLab booking system
How to schedule a platform resource

Scheduling a platform resource

Learn how to:

  • View, schedule and book a time on a specific instrument, resource or machine
  • View applicable pricing plans
  • Assign quick links to frequently used resources
  • Book equipment under different lab groups.