The David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MITThe David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

National Cancer Institute Cancer Center

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Core Access

The Histology Core uses iLab, an online system that integrates service requests, resource scheduling and billing for core services.  Use of the system requires a one-time registration.  Once registered, the system enables users to place service requests, reserve pathology consultation time, provide required approvals, and monitor progress.

Registration instructions

For internal users

Requirements: i) MIT Kerberos ID and ii) MIT cost object

Note: if you plan to use an MIT cost object and do not have an MIT Kerberos ID, your PI will need to sponsor you for a guest MIT Kerberos account (

  1. Click here to login and register:
  2. Login using your MIT Kerberos ID and password.
  3. Upon successful authentication, you will be prompted to select your PI/lab from the pull-down list and provide your phone number.  If your PI is not listed, see Core staff.
  4. Submit the completed registration form. Submission will notify your PI (or their designee) of your lab membership request.
  5. You will be sent an email with basic instructions on using the system at this time. However, you will not be able to access services with your new account until your lab membership request has been approved by your PI or their designee.

For external users

Requirements: i) External user form (all users), ii) purchase order number (all users) and iii) Technical Services Agreement (external industry users)

Contact Core staff for forms and guidance.