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

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

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