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Fees to use the Microscope Facility
effective July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015 (FY15)

Because of increased maintenance costs for new equipment, we have increased all rates an average of 2.8% this fiscal year. As is our policy, membership fees will stay at last year's rates and will only increase to new rates at their anniversary renewal during the fiscal year (FY15). The FY15 rates effective July 1, 2014 (prior rates) are listed below.

Payment arrangements for Facility services must be established in advance. Typically, a single account is used for charging expenses from an entire lab group, generating monthly billing statements.

  JHU/Academic    Corporate
Lab Membership in Facility (12 month commitment) MembersNon-Members MembersNon-Members
Membership fee (per lab, under one faculty PI) $130/mon/a $250/mon/a
First 2 hours of unassisted microscope use for each month (shared by entire lab); hourly charge for additional usage included
(no additional fee)
not eligible included
(no additional fee)
not eligible
Basic training: network/server access and image formatting included
(no additional fee)
not eligible included
(no additional fee)
not eligible
Equipment use            
All microscopes: staff-assisted/staff-supervised $130/hr $130/hr $260/hr $260/hr
Confocal & specialized microscopes: unassisted use (self-use)
Except (see below): Olympus Color Histology (OLC), Olympus Upright (OL2), Nikon Fluor Dissecting (NKD)
$28/hr not eligible $55/hr not eligible
Basic microscopes: unassisted use (self-use)
Only: Olympus Color Histology (OLC), Olympus Upright (OL2), Nikon Fluor Dissecting (NKD)
$16/hr not eligible $40/hr not eligible
Training (prepare for unassisted self-use) $125/hr not eligible $250/hr not eligible
Certification (test to allow unassisted self-use) $28/15 min not eligible $55/15 min not eligible
Specimen preparatory equipment, unassisted self-use
Supplies are not included; bring your own or purchase from us.
$16/hr Leica Cryostat only
$16/hr
$55/hr Leica Cryostat only
$55/hr
Computer workstation and image analysis
(Imaris, Volocity, MetaMorph, Zen, SlideBook, etc.)
included
(no additional fee)
$16/hr included
(no additional fee)
$55/hr
Custom Projects: Specimen Preparation & Imaging Services            
Custom specimen preparation and imaging services
Lab supplies included, except for high-pressure freezer, for primary antibodies, and for uranyl fluoride
$130/hr $130/hr $260/hr $260/hr
Supplies: Uranyl Fluoride (special TEM staining)
An experiment is 10 grids or fewer.
$25/expt $25/expt $50/expt $50/expt
Supplies: high-pressure freezer (HPF)
See below for explanation of Session Fees1. Specimen supplies are sufficient for standard quadruplicate freezing of each specimen. Fees do not include labor for specimen preparation and their freezing or freeze-substitution (labor extra).
 $200
$30
/session1
/specimen
 $200
$30
/session1
/specimen
 $400
$60
/session1
/specimen
 $400
$60
/session1
/specimen
Supplies: automated freeze-substitution (AFS)
See below for explanation of Session Fees1. Fees do not include labor for subsequent processing or additional liquid nitrogen.
 $110
/session1  $110
/session1  $220
/session1  $220
/session1
 1Session fees of HPF and AFS includes all liquid nitrogen (lN2) and labor to prepare equipment with full lN2 capacity before session. Lots of time and lN2 is required. Costs of subsequent labor and additional liquid nitrogen are extra. Session fees can be shared between users of the same session. Typically Thursdays, contact us for the schedule of HPF sessions.
Penalties            
Missed reservation ("No-show") Penalty (see ResRules):
(Zeiss 510-Meta1, 510-Meta2, 700, 710NLO, 780FCS & Leica SDC only)
$80/episoden/a full sessionn/a
Excess reservation time not used
(Zeiss 510-Meta1, 510-Meta2, 700, 710NLO, 780FCS & Leica SDC only)
$18 /hrn/a n/an/a

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