Fees

Harvard Center for Biological Imaging
FY16 Fee Schedule
(July 1, 2015 -June 30, 2016)

Base rate: hourly rate for experiments lasting 8 hours or less as determined by the researcher's cumulative hourly usage of HCBI microscopes (excludes Workstations and X-Clarity tissue clearing system usage) during the current fiscal year (July 1 -June 30). This is a volume discounting rate structure where hourly fees decrease the more the facility is used.

Time-Lapse Discount: experiments lasting longer than 8 hours will be charged the base rate for hours 0-8; hours thereafter will be billed at the time-lapse discount hourly rate.

TIER I Microscopes:
Lightsheet, 2-Photon, LSM 880 confocals, ELYRA,
TIER II Microscopes:
LSM 700 confocal, Axio Scan, Axio Zoom, Cell Observer, PASCAL, 510 confocals

Internal Users (requires payment via 33-digit Harvard billing code)

Tier Rate (first 50 hours of usage) Rate (hours 51-100) Rate (hours>100) Time-Lapse Discount
I $50.00 $40.00 $30.00 $10.00
II $30.00 $20.00 $10.00 $5.00


Users from Harvard Affiliated Institutions & Hospitals

Tier Rate (first 50 hours of usage) Rate (hours 51-100) Rate (hours>100) Time-Lapse Discount
I $75.00 $65.00 $55.00 $20.00
II $50.00 $40.00 $30.00 $10.00


External Academic Users

Tier Rate (first 50 hours of usage) Rate (hours 51-100) Rate (hours>100) Time-Lapse Discount
I $100.00 $80.00 $60.00 $30.00
II $80.00 $60.00 $40.00 $20.00


External Commercial Users

Tier Rate (first 50 hours of usage) Rate (hours 51-100) Rate (hours>100) Time-Lapse Discount
I $200.00 $150.00 $100.00 $30.00
II $150.00 $100.00 $75.00 $20.00

X-Clarity Tissue Clearing System

All Users
$60/sample


3-day Workshop

Harvard and Harvard affiliate: $200
External Academic and Commercial: $400

Rates subject to change as necessary to comply with HU Service Center Policy.

Fees are billed according to reserved time in SPINAL the login/logout timestamp on the microscope acquisition computer, or combination thereof (whichever is longer). Reservations can be cancelled up to 15 minutes in advance.  No shows are billed at the full rate.