Fees

Harvard Center for Biological Imaging
FY14/15 Fee Schedule
(July 1, 2013 -June 30, 2015)

Base rate: hourly rate for experiments lasting 8 hours or less as determined by the researcher's cumulative hourly usage of the HCBI 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 780, ELYRA, LSM 700
TIER II Microscopes:
LSM 510 (Inverted and Upright), Cell Observer, PASCAL, Axio Zoom, Axio Scan
TIER III Microscopes
Spinning Disk

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
III $10.00 $7.50 $5.00 NA


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
III $15.00 $10.00 $7.50

NA


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
III $20.00 $15.00 $10.00

NA


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
III $20.00 $15.00 $10.00

NA

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