YINQE uses an accounting and reservation system called “badger”. Please send email with your account code to YINQE so that we can set up your account for you. You can send either the old “PTAEO” code, or the new “COA” code. Send the entire code, not a VIP number or other truncated versions. We need the whole bloody thing. A full glorious COA code looks like this (bogus example):
The last two fields “81034.SC216” specify the purchase of laboratory services. For stockroom purchases, these codes are different.
Please send email to YINQE so that we can set up your account. You are required to submit an additional form, called the Memo Of Understanding, and to provide an insurance rider described in that form.
After you receive email about your new YINQE account,
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 “Lost Password?” button on the login to receive a temporary password. Use the Badger menu “Window -> Change Password” to set a more convenient password.
You should stop by the YINQE lab in Malone-003 to sign up for equipment training. This is best done in person.
- For Windows and Mac: Download and install Java from Oracle’s java.com site.
- 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.
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.”