Electron microscopes charges 2016 from 1st of January 2016


Beam time for all Instruments^

^ not for blockface imaging (see below) 
Subscription (only for The University of Melbourne research groups) $ upfront
50h per research group 3,347
100h per research group 6,180
200h per research group 10,300
400h per research group 18,540
User Operated $/h
University of Melbourne 72
Other Research Institutes 103
Corporate 185
Unit Staff Operated ($/h) $/h
University of Melbourne 154
Other Research Institutes 185
Corporate 268
Training ($/h) * $/h
University of Melbourne 113
Other Research Institutes 144
Corporate 227

Block face imaging (VolumeScope)

Sample set up (up to 1h) included, over 1h charged at $50/h$/sample
Standard overnight run (up to 18h)  (Unimelb, WEHI, MCRI, RMIT, Florey)500
Standard overnight run  (Other academic)800
Standard overnight run (Corporate)1,500
Extra beam time from $25/h 

Ancillary equipment:

Carbon coater Emitech K950X (Loc: Bio21) free#
Plasma cleaner (Loc: Bio21) free#
Gold sputter coater Dynavac (Loc: Bio21) free#
Dynavac coating (Loc: Botany) free#
Vitrobot (Loc: Bio21) free#
Leica AFS2 (unimelb rate/run) $154
Leica EMPACT2 (unimelb rate/2h) $103

* Is considered "training" a session in which the aim is not too look at a sample but to teach the user how to use the instrument. The user can bring his/her own sample. After 4h it will be up to the unit staff to decide if further "training" is considered as "training" or "staff operated"
# When using microscope of the Advanced Microscopy Facility

It is the responsibility of the user to turn up on time. Charges will be made according to booking times. Cancellation have to notified at least 24h prior to booking starting time. Full charge will be incured if the notification is not received on time.

Subscription:  The subscription is for each research group regardless of the number of group member. It is valid for 12 months  from the date of purchase, when all the hours are used the research group will revert to the standard hourly fee.  Unused hours will expire after 12 months from the date of purchase. Only valid for user operated microscope time. Valid across all instruments. subscription will commence when payment has been cleared