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Using ChemTracker System

Desktop Requirements

Computer Requirements

We recommend the following specs for both desktop and laptop computers used with ChemTracker, for either PCs or Macs.  

  • A CPU speed of 2.5Ghz or better
  • RAM Memory of 2 GB or better
  • Wired or wireless networking ability
  • At least 500MB free space available on disk

Supported Browsers

All recent (current and first prior) versions of the following browsers are supported, but many other versions of these and most other Java version 1.1 compatible browsers should also work. We recommend you use the most recent version of one of the following:

  • PC
    • Internet Explorer
    • Firefox
    • Netscape
  • Mac
    • Safari
    • Firefox

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Logging In
New users need to be added to the system.  To do this e-mail ChemTracker@columbia.edu  and include your full name, campus phone number and the name of your PI and department.  You will be given a username and password. 
 
To log into ChemTracker:

Tip:  If you forget your password, send email to chemtracker@columbia.edu
A password will be sent to you shortly. 

Searching Tips and User Guide

What to Inventory

DO INVENTORY:
 
All chemicals and chemical products (except those noted at right)

  • All chemicals except Compressed gases

DO NOT INVENTORY:

  • Biological Buffer Solutions
  • Amino Acids
  • Proteins - Includes enzymes and peptides
  • Nucleic Acids - Includes nucleotides, nucleosides, primers, and PCR kits
  • Digestible Sugars (-ose) and Non-Digestible Sugars (-ol)
  • Tissue Culture Supplies
  • Biological Growth Media
  • Salts Listed in this link (all other salts MUST BE tracked)
  • Retail products used for routine household-like activities (i.e.: cleansers, dish soap)
  • Materials to be expended within 1-2days (i.e.: working solutions)
  • Radioactive materials
  • Bio-hazardous materials
  • Non-hazardous buffers

If it's not on the DO NOT INCLUDE list and has any sort of hazard associated with it, go ahead and put it in the inventory.

If you have additional questions or would like to receive individual training, contact Jean Lee, Dir. of Information Technology at 212)305-4936

Date(s) Revised:1/2012