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-AngeDeLaSen [at] See also the


Step 3: get access to the BBL

Access to the BBL is restricted to authorised personnel. Whenever you would like to access the BBL to run experiments, you need to have a university badge which is delivered to all employees of the university.

If you have such a badge, send a mail to the Rémi Neveu (remi.neveu [at], the manager of the BBL with your PI in cc.

If you do not have a university badge, you must have a garantor at the university (typically a professor of the university) and you must fill the following form. You will be prompted to provide the information of your garantor. Additionally, in the "Structure" field, you must select "Médecine" (and not "Médecine dentaire" otherwise the form will be lost), in the field "Which type of digital services do you need", select "basic access", in the field "Does the person need an e-mail address at UNIGE ?", select "No" even if you already have one (this latter won't be destroyed), and in the field "Does the person need a multi-service card to access the buildings ?", tick "Médecine CMU" (and not "Médecine CUMD"). Once you have clicked on "submit the form", your garantor will receive automatically an email for validating your request and the validation will be automatically transfered to the appropriate departement at the university to make your new access card. You will be then contacted directly by the CAD (Centre d'Accueil des Demandes) to make your badge. Once you have your badge, send a mail to the Rémi Neveu (remi.neveu [at]


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