Flow Cytometry Resource Center User Fees FY13
July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013
|Service/Product||FY13 RU users||FY13 external users|
|BD FACSAria Sorters||$106/hr||$212/hr|
|BASIC ANALYZERS - FACSCalibur2 & BD Accuri C6||$29/hr||not available|
|ADVANCED ANALYZERS - BD LSRII-1 & BD LSRII-2||$41/hr||not available|
|IMAGING FLOW CYTOMETER - ImageStreamX||$106/hr||$212/hr|
|Flow Cytometry Classes (Basic or Advanced)||$ 150/person*||$300/person|
|FCRC Staff Assistance||no charge||$106/hr|
Sorting and instrument use fees are billed in 15-minute increments. You are urged to book only those hours that you estimate your sort or analysis will require. The rate shown above for BD FACSAria sorting applies for the first 50 hours of actual sorting time in any one month by a Laboratory. Additional sorting hours in the same month by the same Laboratory are billed at 25% less. The total fee for any sort is calculated on the booked hours plus any actual time used in excess of the booked hours plus the set-up and clean-up fees described below.
*The training fee is assessed up front but will be applied as "credit" toward use of the analyzers by the person who completed the training in the first four months following completion of training.
Pre-sort set-up/Post-sort clean-up fees
The total charge for FACSAria sorters includes an additional flat fee ($53, internal users; $106, external users) to cover the required time for pre-sort set-up and post-sort clean up. For sorts of yeast/bacteria, the flat rate is $159 ($318 for external users). For sorts that cannot be run using standard PBS buffer and therefore require changing the buffer, the flat rate is $159 ($318 for external users).
- No fee will be charged for the booked hours if the hold on the schedule is cancelled by 5 p.m. two business days prior (for Monday sorts cancellations must be made the previous Thursday) to the scheduled service for FACSAria Sorters or ImageStream X.
- 50% of the total hourly fee (100% of the total for external users) will be charged for unused booked time if the hold on the schedule was not cancelled by 5 p.m. two business days prior.
- 50% of the fee for Basic or Advanced Flow Cytometry classes will be charged if the class request was not cancelled by 5 p.m. two business days prior to the scheduled class.
For non-sorting experiments, you may enlist FCRC staff assistance (e.g., for experiment design, instrument set up, advice on sample preparation, sample acquisition and data analysis, experimental troubleshooting, or other consultation) free of charge for internal users (external users: $106/hr).
Usage of the workstation MAC and PC computers at FCRC is free of charge.
While every effort will be made to schedule changes in usage fees to coincide with the University's fiscal year and to provide advance notification of such changes, the University reserves the right to modify usage fees at any time and without notice.