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Effective July 1, 2010:

Rates drop 13%!

*Average 13%; Range 9%(Memb)-44%(Multiphoton)
Expected savings (most labs): 10%

Fees to use the Microscope Facility
effective July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011 (FY11)
go to current rates

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. Below are the rates effective July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011 (prior rates; current rates).

 
Members
Non-Members
Lab Membership in Facility (12 month commitment)
 
Membership fee per lab (under one faculty PI)
$105.00
/ mo
n/a
First 2 hours of unsupervised microscope use
by each member group for each month
no charge
not eligible
Basic network and image preparation training
no charge
not eligible
         
Equipment use
Microscope (incl. multiphoton) use,
   unsupervised (self-use)
$22.50
/ hr
not eligible
Supervised/assisted microscope use
$105.00
/ hr
$105.00
/ hr
Training (prepare for unsupervised self-use)
$100.00
/ hr
not eligible
Certification (allows unsupervised self-use)
$25.00
/ 15 min
not eligible
Specimen preparatory equipment, unsupervised self-use
   (supplies not included)
$10.00
/ hr
Leica Cryostat only
$10.00/hr
Computer workstation and image analysis (Volocity, IPLab, AIM, etc.)
no charge
$10.00
/ hr
 
Projects/Services        

Custom specimen preparation and imaging
   ("Projects" for any Facility user; lab supplies included)

$105.00
/ hr
$105.00
/ hr
Film processing and developing (additional $1.20 per negative)
$105.00
/ hr
$105.00
/ hr
       
Penalties
Oil left on lens
$105.00
/ episode
n/a
"No-show" Penalty:
   Missed or >30 min late for equipment reservation
$55.00
/ episode
n/a
Excess reservation time not used
   (Zeiss LSM 510-Meta Confocals only)
$11.25
/ hour
n/a
       

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