The MBL Toolbox
Resources and other useful information for students, faculty, and researchers at the MBL.
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Campus Information

Campus Housing - On and off-campus housing for MBL visitors.

Campus Dining - Campus dining options for the MBL Community.

Who is at the MBL - Scientist directories and lists.

Travel and Transportation Information - Directions from surrounding airports and public transportation options.   

Summer Camp - Summer Camp for children of MBL employees and visiting faculty and researchers participating in the MBL programs.

Meeting Space - Meeting space locations, capacities, and capabilities.

Information Technology Support - Contact information and network services.

Shipping and Receiving - Mail Room location, hours, and support for all incoming and outgoing mail. 

MBL/WHOI Library - One of the most unique print and electronic literature collections in the biological, biomedical, ecological, and oceanographic sciences.

Events:

Animal Care Support

Animal Care Guidelines - Guidelines for using animals for research or education at the MBL.

IACUC Protocols - MBL Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee approval requirements.

Veterinary Services - Support for the health of both aquatic and terrestrial species of animals held at the MBL. 

Equipment, Supplies, and Facilities

Imaging Resources - Imaging resources including equipment and training opportunities.

Order Stockroom Laboratory or Office Supplies - Self-service facility providing laboratory and office supplies, chemicals, and general use items.

Request Tank Space - Tank space application form and contact information for tank space requests.

Stable Isotope Laboratory - Stable isotope services for research and industry.

Keck Genetics Facility - Facility equipped for Next Gen sequencing.

Research Policies and Procedures

Environmental Health & Safety - A resource for laboratory safety support including user training and safety information.

Institutional Biosafety Committee - Review of MBL research involving the use of parasites, recombinant DNA, and materials requiring biosafety precautions.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) - Review of individuals performing research at the MBL on vertebrate animals.

Sexual Harassment - MBL’s policy to promote a working and learning environment free of unlawful discrimination, harassment, and intimidation for every member of its scientific community. 

Scientific Integrity and Misconduct - MBL has several formal policies regulating ethical conduct.

Students and Learners

Advanced Research Training Course Students - Students participating in the MBL’s 20+ training interdisciplinary courses across the biomedical sciences.

Undergraduate Students - Course, fellowship, and internship opportunities for undergraduate students.   

High School Students - MBL’s hands-on residential High School Science Discovery Program for students and teachers.

Logan Science Journalism Program Students - Course and application information for journalists.

Information for Foreign Nationals - Visa information for international scholars participating the MBL’s research and education programs.

Course Instructors 

Advanced Research Training Course Faculty 

Registration Information - Access the MBL Registration Portal and/or create a registration account.

Preparing a Laboratory - Laboratory set-up and common use facilities and equipment.

Scientific Vendor Partnerships - 150+ commercial vendors support the MBL’s research and education programs.

Information for Foreign Nationals - Visa information for international scholars participating the MBL programs.

MBL Branded Resources - MBL brand and logo use guidelines and resources.

Whitman Visiting Researchers 

Registration Information - Access the MBL Registration Portal and/or create a registration account.

Rent Laboratory Space - Laboratory rental costs for visiting investigators.

Who is at the MBL - Scientist directories and lists.

Funding Opportunities - Funding opportunities for visiting investigators. 

Preparing a Laboratory - Laboratory set-up and common use facilities and equipment.

Office of Sponsored Programs - OSP Support identifying funding opportunities, submitting awards, and managing award requirements and terms.

MBL Branded Resources - MBL brand and logo use guidelines and resources.

 

Order an Organism

Local Marine Species – Available organisms and support services are listed in the Marine Resources Center (MRC) catalog

Cephalopods – Cultured cephalopods, including embryos and hatchings, are available from the MBL Cephalopod Program.

Xenopus – The Xenopus Resource Center provides X. laevis and X. tropicalis and training for advanced technologies (e.g. husbandry, cell biology, imaging, genetics, transgenesis, genomics).

Zebrafish- MBL’s Zebrafish Facility provides husbandry, breeding, and egg production services.