- All fees in $/hr unless otherwise noted.
- User Fee – User fee for using an instrument with some assistance from staff.
- Service Fee – Staff runs the sample on the various instruments and provides the results.
- Training Fee – $50/hr per trainee per instrument.
|Imaging Instruments||Internal User Fee||Internal Service Fee|
|VS120 Slide Scanner||$15.5||$38.1|
|Histology Instrument||Internal User Fee||Internal Service Fee|
|Tissue processor & Embedder||$9.3/hr||$4.1/block (min. 4 blocks)|
|Cryostat||$5.2/hr||$3.1/slide (min. 5 blocks)|
|H&E Staining||–||$5.2/slide (min. 5 slides)|
- Users must make reservations before using the instruments.
- Reservations must be cancelled at least 1 hour before the starting time of the reservation. Otherwise, the users will be charged for the reserved time slot.
- Users are responsible for charges of unused reservation hours because of being late or for no-shows.
- Users must not be more than 30 minutes late to prevent other users using your reserved time slot at your expense.
- If a user cannot use the reserved slot for emergency reasons, please bring it to the staff’s attention.
- Microscope workspace, especially microscope objectives, should be kept clean. Oil MUST NOT be used on air objectives.
- Fine will be imposed upon the user for violating the rules.
- At first instance, the violator will be sent a warning message.
- At second instance, the violator will have to pay $100.
- At third instance, the violator will be barred from using the equipment for 1 month.
To reserve an instrument, please visit the Lab Resources Scheduler. Name of the faculty supervisor/sponsor and a valid cost center number is required to complete the reservation.
Test the equipment.
Try an experiment to see if it’s worth taking training on recommended equipment.
Fill out a form.
Read through the rules and fill out a training requisition form.
Run a few trials.
Carry out first few runs under supervision of trainer till you get comfortable with using the equipment.
Get ongoing support.
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