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Project Submission

VAI’s Genomics Core uses ThirdWave Analytics Lockbox LIMS to facilitate project creation, submit sample information and track existing projects. First-time users should first request a LIMS account by emailing genomics@vai.org.  

To create a project or view an existing project, login to the LIMS system here:

LIMS Login

After project submission, samples can be brought to VAI either in person or shipped.

  • In-person sample drop-off can be scheduled by emailinggenomics@vai.org and logistics@vai.org with the date and time you would like to drop off your materials. Please provide at least one business day notice of your drop-off.
  • Samples can be shipped on dry ice using an overnight courier such as FedEx. Place all samples in a secondary structural box. Please place a paper manifest in the shipping container and email any tracking information to genomics@vai.org. Our shipping address is:
  • Van Andel Institute Genomics Core
    333 Bostwick Ave NE, Room 1211
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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