User guides

CBAMS is an interdisciplinary research and training center at Concordia University. If you wish to collaborate with us for MS analyses or request training on MS, please follow the guidelines listed here.

  1. Email a brief description of your project and purpose of using MS to Dr. Heng Jiang ( Please make sure to send a carbon copy to your research supervisor.
  2. We will contact you shortly to schedule a meeting with you to initialize your project. Any questions that you may have, including experiment design, sample preparation, MS analysis, and data interpretation will be discussed and explained.
  3. We could assist in drafting your sample preparation protocol. The final procedure must be approved by CBAMS and please feel free to discuss any concerns or issues about MS sample preparation with us.
  4. Samples must be submitted with a completed Sample submission form. The CBAMS staff will determine the instruments to be used and estimate the time-frame and cost required for your project.
  5. Once the analysis is done, a meeting will be scheduled to explain to you the MS results and discuss further works.
  6. If users (Concordia only) wish to operate CBAMS instruments, including LC and MS, completion of a training course provided by CBAMS is mandatory. After the training, the users should be confident in operating the instruments independently. Their names will be added into the list of the approved users for specific instruments. Please note that the CBAMS staff will always provide technical assistance during the analysis.
  7. For all collaborative projects, please acknowledge the contribution of CBAMS either in the acknowledgement section (“Mass spectrometry analysis was performed at the Centre for Biological Applications of Mass Spectrometry of Concordia University.”) or as a co-author on your publications.


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