Hourly rates and fees for FY 21-22
|Microscope||Assisted||Unassisted — Peak Hours||Unassisted — Off-peak Hours|
|All laser-scanning confocals (Zeiss and Leica)||$104/hour||$44/hour||$22/hour|
|Spinning disk confocal||$95/hour||$35/hour||$17.50/hour|
|Zeiss Lightsheet Z.1||$102/hour||$42/hour||$21/hour|
|Zeiss Observer 7 Widefield||$82/hour||$22/hour||$22/hour|
|EVOS FL Auto 2||$77/hour||$17hour||$17/hour|
Peak hours are from 8 am - 8 pm Monday - Friday.
Cancellation Policy: Users may cancel their own reservations up to 3 hours prior to the scheduled start time. If you need to cancel after that, email or call Andrea or Jasmine as soon as possible.
Training: See this page for details on training procedures and fees for our various light microscopes.
Special rate: For sessions longer than 12 hours in duration, the first 12 hours will be charged at the regular rate (peak or off/peak); additional hours are charged at a 50% discounted rate.
Non-academic, external customers (excluding CHOP and Wistar researchers) are subject to an additional 63% surcharge on top of the above rates.
|Standard Sample Preparation||Fix, dehydrate, chemical dry, mount on stubs, Au-Pd sputter-coat, per 6 samples||$350|
|Assisted Imaging||Image acquisition on FEI Quanta 250 in EMRL||$110/hour|
|Unassisted Imaging||For trained users only; 50% discount for off-peak hours||$50/hour|
Non-standard sample preparation not covered by the above description is charged according to the staff time required, at our staff time rate of $60/hour.
Contact Yuri Veklich for advice on sample preparation or to arrange for sample preparation services
Note: Non-academic, external customers (excluding CHOP and Wistar researchers) are subject to an additional 63% surcharge on top of the above rates.
To pay for service maintenance fees and technical support, we charge users $8.00/hour to use our Imaris or Huygens workstations. Time on a workstation may be reserved using the Microscopy Core Scheduler. Unlike our microscopes, we use activity-monitoring software called Calpendo to monitor *actual* workstation usage. This software also controls access to Imaris, Huygens, and MATLAB so users require a Calpendo login AND an active Microscopy Core Scheduler account to use these computers.