Raplab Account

The Raplab Account is required for all users that want to work in the facilities of the Raplab. The Raplab Account is used to track the machines and tools you’re using and to give permissions for these tools depending on the workshop introductions and safety training you have received. 


Permission to use any facilities of the Raplab is given after completing the safety introductions and in-person classes associated with each workshop.  
Please refer to this article for further information on how our introductions work.

How do I create an account?

  • After completing the safety and workshop introduction, go to the registration page and log in with your ETHZ credentials (username and password). www.malta.ethz.ch/wp-login.php
  • To complete your registration, you must match your card and account by going to one of the workshops and putting your card on the reader below the screen. 
  • Once this is done, you’re ready to go.


What happens if I lose my ETH card?
Replace your card. Your account will automatically update with the next login.

How does the billing system work?
You will receive an email on the first day of the month with a detailed list of machine usage and an invoice for the total amount later in the semester.

To what workshops/machines do I have access?
You will only get access to the machines and workshops you introduced.

How do I access machines I do not have permission to use?
Ask a raplab staff member. Typically these are machines operated by our staff only.

Where can I check how much time I spend on a specific machine?
You will get a personalized email at the first of each month that shows in detail what machines (only the ones we charge you for) have been used.

Can I give my card to someone else?
The ETH card is personalized and should not be given to other people. This rule is for your safety and prevents tools and machines misuse. 

Do I have access to other workshops within the ETH with my raplab account? 
No, unfortunately not.