Calendar and Booking

Steps to complete to be authorized to use the BBL facilities

Step 1 : submit the project

Researchers who would like to carry out projects in the BBL should submit their requests using this form:

If submitting the form electronically, please include your name and the date in the file name (e.g. 'DuPont_2011_25_11_DemandeProjetBBL.doc').

In addition, researchers should contact the supervisor(s) in charge of the relevant research module(s).

Submissions also need to include:

  1. A copy of the approval by the Ethics Committee of the relevant faculty (e.g. Medicine/HUG or FAPSE)
  2. For some studies, the Ethics Committee may require a certificate of Good Clinical Practice from one of the principal investigator of the research
  3. A copy of the certificate of insurance coverage.

For projects in CIBM/HUG, the investigator should receive confirmation of insurance cover after approval by the ethics committee. For projects in the BBL, refer to the BBL Insurance Guidelines:

For projects using MRI, all documents must be sent by email to the MRI Lab Manager (mriman [at] with a copy of the mail to Marie Ange de la Sen (Marie-AngeDeLaSen [at]


Step 2: present the project

After project reception, the proposed research projects are presented and discussed in the joint BBL-HNPproject meetings, which take place from 15h to 16h, at the Campus Biotech, every first Monday of the month.

For more information, please contact Marie-Ange de la Sen <Marie-Ange.DeLaSen(at)>. See also the

Step 3: get access to the BBL

Access to the BBL is restricted to authorised personnel. The members of the directing committee may authorise access for researchers using the following form:

Access will be granted only once the project has been aprroved. 


Step 4: book facilities

Authorised users can book facilities on Calpendo. For that, they need to create an account if not already done. This can be achieved by clicking on "Register new user" on the main webpage of Calpendo and fulfilling the fields. Once the project has been accepted and the Calpendo user account created by the user, the project will be added in Calpendo so that the user will be able to book the requested facilities. For creating the project in Calpendo, you should contact Rémi Neveu (remi.neveu [at] and for MRI projects, Frédéric Grouiller or Bruno Bonet (mriman [at] Use of the BBL is subject to the acceptance of the

Please note that reservations for the MRI lab are subject to the following regulations:

Availability of a radiographer to perform MRI acquisitions is limited. In certain cases, the BBL committee may allow a researcher to receive the training necessary to operate the MRI scanner, as described in the following document:

MRI Safety Video