Get lab access via Badger

  • ​​​Badger is an online Lab Management System used in the Core Labs to handle reservations, equipment access, and charging.

    ​​​​​​​​Badger is an online system used in the Core Labs to handle reservations, equipment access, and charging. To access the Core Labs, you will need to be registered in Badger.

    Note to Visualization and Supercomputing Core Labs users: These systems are not yet on Badger. Please contact the lab directly​ before registering for Badger.

    Badger features include:

    • A uniform online instrument booking system, accessible by registered users.
    • Allows trained users to book and reserve time to use instruments.
    • Transparent booking calendar to allow users to view when instruments are available.
    • On demand analytics and reporting e.g. instrument utilization and charging report.


Getting Started

  • What are the pre-requisites to use Badger?

    ​​​Badger requirements:

    Before using Badger you must complete the following: 

    • Submit PI Approval request on RFS platform.
    • Create account on Badger (see "How do I register on Badger?")
    • Complete the required lab safety classes including Lab Safety Training and Hazardous Waste Training or the Combined Lab Safety Orientation. Lab users can choose to attend the live safety training sessions or complete the trainings online via Blackboard .

  • How do I request guest access to Blackboard?

    ​Requesting guest access:​

    ​KAUST sponsors of visiting scientists and other users can request guest access to Blackboard by completing the Account Request Form for Blackboard and submitting it to the IT Helpdesk​. Please allow 24 hours from submission for the request to be processed. 

  • How do I install Badger?

    ​Installation instructions:

    Please ensure you have completed the requirements above before downloading and registering.

  • How do I register on Badger?

    ​Registration instructions:

    • ​The first time you launch the Badger software, click on the “New Member” button.
    • Fill in all the required fields (click “View Instructions” for help).
    • Your email address must be in lowercase only.
    • Once completed, submit the form by selecting “Set Password”.
    • Your application will be reviewed and you will receive an email when your account is activated.

  • How do I register to use multiple Core Labs on Badger?

    ​Registering for multiple labs:

    You will be able to use as many labs as you need. The system just requires that you select a Lab but you will automatically be eligible to use all the Core Labs depending on your qualifications and training. 

  • How do I get help with using Badger?


    ​Please refer to the troubleshooting section in the Badger Us​er Manual.

  • What is the difference between RFS and Badger?

    RFS complements the features of Badger​​​. Badger sits at the instrument level for access control, equipment reservation and charging while RFS is at the project and enterprise level.

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