Apply for a YINQE account

YINQE uses an accounting and reservation system called “badger”. If you are not at Yale, then please send email to YINQE so that we can set up your account for you. If you are a Yale student, faculty, post-doc, or staff member please… 
 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BADGER

This should download “badger.jnlp”. Look for this file in your “Downloads” folder, or find it listed at the bottom of your browser window. Double-click on the file to install Badger. You may see pop-up warnings about security and certificates, etc. Click OK to install. 

Badger requires Java to be installed on your computer. See below. 
 

Use the “New Member?” button on the login to complete the application.

  • You will receive a confirming e-mail once the staff have approved your application.
     
  • Stop by the YINQE lab in Malone-003 to sign up for equipment training. This is best done in person.
  • To avoid delays in processing your account you must use your Yale email address (firstname.lastname@yale.edu). If you do not have a Yale email account then you are probably an outside user who should send email to YINQE so that we can set up an account for you.
     
  • You must have a valid PTAEO to complete the application - Do not enter a VIP number.
     
  • Be sure to enter the PTAEO code with two dots between the third and fourth fields; e.g.
    314159.26.535897..932846
     

Installing Java

  • Apple does not support Java on the iPad or iPhone, so you are out of luck.
     
  • Android does not run Java and it is not worth the effort to jailbreak your device just for Badger.
  • Javaws used to work on Linux, but now it crashes a lot. 

If Badger claims that your PTAEO code is invalid, you will need to check with your adviser or business manager to get this resolved. Be sure to enter the PTAEO code with two dots between the third and fourth fields; e.g. 314159.26.535897..932846
 


In case you are curious, our copy of Badger is running on an Amazon server somewhere in South Carolina. Yale’s Badger system is run by a startup company in California, which has licensed the software from Stanford University. Badger is the new commercial version of “Coral,” which is used in many laboratories.


If you publish work which has made use of YINQE or CRISP facilities, please include the acknowledgement, “Facilities use was supported by YINQE and NSF MRSEC DMR 1119826.”