Charges

Our current rates are valid from 2016.

Charge is on a cost-recovery basis and starts from commencement of first training.

Charge types are:

  1. Hourly rates
  2. Subscriptions
    • available only for UNSW users and ends 31 December of each year.
    • for individuals and non-transferable
    • most cost-effective for heavy usage such as live cell imaging.
  3. Fee for service (please contact head of facility)

Non-UNSW users will be charged by the hour, unless there is an agreed collaborative arrangement with BMIF.  Please contact head of facility to discuss.

BMIF also has 3 annual scholarships that UNSW research groups could apply for.

We are a facility set up primarily to provide support to research.  Please contact the head of facility to discuss variation to rates if needed or the scholarships or fee for service.

Rate Type For Period
$20 hourly use of fluorometer & lifetime spectroscopy per hour
$50 hourly use of all microscopes & image analysis platforms per hour
$1000 annual subscription for honours students only
(non-transferable)
uncapped* use on all equipment within the calendar year 1st Jan - 31st Dec
$1000 4-month subscription per user
(non-transferable)
uncapped* use on all equipment 4-month period within the calendar year 1st Jan - 31st Dec. This rate cannot be renewed within the same calendar year
$1,500 subscription per user
(non-transferable)
uncapped* use of all equipment excluding light sheet AND intravital microscopes for usage hours ≥ 30 hours within a calendar year
(1st Jan - 31st Dec)
$2,200 subscription per user
(non-transferable)
uncapped* use of all equipment excluding either light sheet OR intravital microscopes for usage hours ≥ 44 hours within a calendar year
(1st Jan - 31st Dec)
$2,500 subscription per user
(non-transferable)
uncapped* use of all equipment for usage hours ≥ 50 hours within a calendar year (1st Jan - 31st Dec)

*     Uncapped use is dependent on machine and staff availability.

Our instruments are in high demand.  We suggest users plan and organize ahead especially during peak times late in the academic year.