SHIELD - General Setup

General Setup Wizard

Welcome to the SHIELD General Setup Wizard.  Below you will find a step-by-step tutorial for setting up your laboratory in both video and instructional guide formats.

Video Tutorial


Instructional Guide

To begin, please go to and login with your Princeton username and password

Shield Welcome Screen

If you have not yet set up your lab, you will see a prompt for the General Lab Setup:

Shield General Setup Wizard


Click “General Setup Wizard” to begin the Laboratory Registration Wizard.

At this point, you may delegate someone else in your lab to complete the Laboratory Registration Wizard. Otherwise, please click “Continue to Laboratory Setup”

Registration Wizard Welcome and Delegation

The wizard will prompt you to enter the basic contact information for your laboratory. Some of this data will be pre-populated.

Contact Information

Enter your laboratory’s Research Focus, a short description of your research. Press “Submit” when finished

Research focus

On the Laboratory Members page, add your Lab members by typing in their names. BioRAFT will match what you type with Princeton’s user directory

Lab Members

Designate each member’s role in your laboratory

Member Roles

Finally, click on “Lookup/Add”. When you have entered all of your lab members, click “Done Adding Members”

Done adding members

The next step is configuring job activities, the activities your lab members perform.

configuring job activitities

The job activities are sorted by category in the tabs. Once you have selected the activities for each lab member, Click “Submit”.

Setup Complete

Congratulations! Your Laboratory Setup is complete!