Services Lab

Research Services

Bio-Sample Transport Services

Public transportation (e.g., U-M or City of Ann Arbor buses, private taxis, etc.) must not be used for transport of biological materials.

Definition: Biological materials are any materials taken from humans or animals, living or dead, fresh or preserved (cells, tissues, organs, blood and body fluids), cultures, suspensions or lyophilized prokaryotic or eukaryotic microorganisms, viruses, sub-viral particles, recombinant products, or parasites used for teaching or research purposes.

The Bio Research Shuttle (a clearly-branded van) is available for the safe transport of bio-specimens around campus and replaces transport currently done on university buses. 

  • Travels at 30-minute frequencies along a route focused on core lab areas.
  • Operates 8:00 a.m.-5:15 p.m. (Monday-Friday)--route map and schedule
  • Please board shuttle with properly packaged specimen(s) at signed stop locations.
  • Please also note This is not a courier service; you must board the shuttle with your properly packaged specimens.

Hazard Communication

The operator of a motor vehicle that contains a biological material must be informed of the presence of the material, and must be informed of the requirements in this section.

Transporting Biological Materials

Chemical Waste

Schedule waste pick-up; order waste containers, labels and manifests.
EHS Supplies
734-763-4568

Laboratory Gas

  • All laboratory gas deliveries must come to either the Building 90 dock or Building 550 South dock for processing, depending on your lab location. Be sure to indicate the appropriate dock for delivery location in addition to your specific mailing address.
  • Gas delivery vehicles must call Security Post 1 (734-764-9000) upon their approach to the NCRC. Post 1 will then arrange for a NCRC team member to meet them at the dock and coordinate delivery.
  • Dock hours are weekdays, 7:30am- 4:00pm

For gas deliveries on the 2800 side of campus, use the following delivery address:

North Campus Research Complex
2800 Plymouth Road, Building 90 dock
ATTN: [Name, Building Number, Room Number]
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2800

For gas deliveries on the 1600 side of campus, use the following delivery address:

North Campus Research Complex
1600 Huron Parkway, Building 550 South dock
ATTN: [Name, Building Number, Room Number]
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2800

Delivery Locations

  • Building 16, 18, 32: Please bring deliveries and carts through the loading dock at Building 90, rather than through the lobby.
  • Building 100, 520: Please bring deliveries and carts through the South entrance of Building 520 for catering or Building 550 dock for freight/courier, rather than through the lobby.
  • Caterer’s using a cart must come through the Building 90 dock or South entrance of Building 520. Small deliveries may be carried through the lobby as long as no cart is required.
  • If you have a delivery service that comes often, please contact the Research Services at 734-763-0773 to make arrangements for the delivery service to obtain badge access.
  • For all other deliveries at the South side of Building 520, you may open the back door and escort them in.

NCRC Laundry Lab Services Request Form

To request U-M Lab Laundry Services please fill out the Laundry Lab Services Request Form and attach to laundry bag.

Research Services
734-763-0773

Medical School Glass Wash & Sterilize Request

To request glass wash & autoclave services please fill out the Glass Wash and Sterilization Request Form and attach to bins.

Research Services
734-763-0773

Biological Waste, Sharps Containers, Special and Recycled Waste

(i.e. e-waste, light bulbs, aerosols, batteries, etc.)

Research Services
734-763-0773

NCRC Supplies

(i.e. drums, pails, etc.)

Research Services
734-763-0773

Pipette Recycling Box

Contact Research Services to receive a pipette recycling box. Recycling service provided at no charge by Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Research Services
734-763-0773

Self-Serve Autoclaves

Building 20W, 1st floor, Room 134W-B
Interior dimensions: 20” x 20” x 38”

Building 60, 1st floor, Room 103
Interior dimensions: 24” x 36” x 36”

Building 26, 3rd floor, Room 307W

Building 520, Room 2330

Self Service Autoclave & Dishwasher Location

Building 520, 3rd floor, Room 3330
Interior dimensions: 20” x 20” x 38”

Dry Ice, Gas, and Lab Coat Vendors