BIO5 Resources

BIO5 Resources

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The Thomas W. Keating Bioresearch Building and Biosciences Research Laboratories has may space and services available to our scientists. If you’re a researcher that works in Keating, learn building access, reserving conference rooms, IT and building support, and more.

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Building Access

The Thomas W. Keating Bioresearch Building houses several secure facilities and laboratories. Because of this, building access is protected.

To make changes to access, login to modify you access permissions.

BIO5 Access Login


Register for new access

To gain access to the Keating or BSRL buildings, you will need a biometric CatCard that has a magnetic strip across the bottom of the back of the card.

If you do not have a biometric CatCard, you must obtain one from the CatCard office before requesting access. Fingerprint enrollment can be done at the Catcard office or onsite at Keating by setting up an appointment with BIO5 materials handler Mario Marquez (
There are two ways to log into the portal to request access or to modify existing access.

Employee Registration:

  • NetID
  • Valid University of Arizona Email Address
  • Current Work Position

Visitor Registration (work with the labs they are visiting)

  • Login Name
  • Case Sensitive Password
  • Valid Email Address

Get BIO5 Access


Next Steps:

  • Once logged in, you must select the item(s) you are requesting access to. This is the case whether you are requesting it for the first time or adding an area to your existing permissions.
  • The request will go to the approver of that area, via email. Access will be approved/denied within 24 hours of requesting it. A PIN will be required for after-hours access (5 p.m. – 8 a.m.). These can be set up at, by choosing ‘Reset PIN’ in the top left corner of the page.

For questions or concerns about your access, please contact BIO5 facilities manager Robert Sandoval ( or BIO5 materials handler Mario Marquez (

Conference Rooms

We have several conference and meeting rooms available for our BIO5 members and Keating building residents to use and reserve.

When reserving a room, click on the room number for specifications. All first-floor rooms (103, 107, and 109) require a KFS number and contract. Room 103 is the only room equipped with in-room PC video conferencing capabilities.

See the rooms below and the link to reserve each room. If you have any questions, please contact the BIO5 Front Desk (

Reserve conference rooms

Emergency Plan

Visit the UArizona Emergency Management website to find the Emergency Plans for the Keating and BSLR buildings.

  • Scroll down to “Find Your Building Emergency Plan.”
  • In the “Main Campus - Tucson” click on “Locate A Building on a Map.”
  • Find Keating or BSRL on the map and click on it. 
  • Click on the “Emergency Plan” in red letters. 
  • Enter your NETID to access the most current Building Emergency Plan PDF.

See Emergency Plans


Golf Carts

We have golf carts for our BIO5 members and Keating residents to reserve. You must complete training and sending completion certificates to the BIO5 Front Desk before reserving. Select “BIO5 vehicles” to reserve golf carts.

Reserve Golf Carts

For golf cart training visit:

  1. Perform MVD check at
  2. Watch video at EDGE Learning.
  3. Register for certification.
    1. UA Requirements & Defensive Driving (RMSCRTDRV)
    2. Utility Cart (RMSCRTUTC)
  4. Send completion certificates to BIO5 Front Desk.

 Any questions about golf carts, please contact the BIO5 Front Desk (

IT and Building Support

For desktop and device support or general information technology issues or any building issues, please submit a ticket.

Submit Support Ticket

If you need more immediate assistance and do not hear back from someone on the BIO5 team within 24 hours, please contact 24/7 UITS support at 520-626-8324 or chat online at

Laundry Service

We partner with Shaffer Dry Cleaning & Laundry to provide a lab coat laundry service to Keating building and University of Arizona researchers.


  • Lab Coat Wash Only - $7.21
  • Lab Coat Wash and Press - $7.99
  • Pocket Repair - starting at $8.00
  • Button Replacement - $3.00

*Service prices are subject to change

Please direct any specific questions about the laundry service billing to or call 520-318-2538.

Place Laundry Order  More information on laundry service

Microbiological Media Facility

The BIO5 Media Facility prepares a wide array of research materials including microbiological media, buffers, mammalian and insect cell culture media, and plant tissue culture media. Glassware cleaning and sterilization are also available. The facility offers rapid fulfillment time (48–72 hours) and delivery directly to UArizona departments or the researcher’s laboratory, allowing research to continue uninterrupted.

Work with the BIO5 Media Facility