Fees

All UNSW academic users pay a part of the base hourly access cost with the balance being contributed by UNSW. The UNSW contribution applies to projects supervised by UNSW employed researchers or researchers employed within Affiliated Research Institutes and Centres included on UNSW's Faculty of Medicine website. A project registration or an Analysis Request Form must be completed fully for the UNSW contributions to be applied.

Users who undergo training to use BMSF instruments (DIY) are eligible for lower access rates than users who require a BMSF analyst to operate instruments on a fee-for-service basis (FFS).

In some cases where the projects involve extensive access, an access contract may be arranged with the BMSF where the costs for instrument access, sample preparation and consumables are negotiated.

All access costs paid from non-UNSW cost centres are invoiced and incur a 10% GST charge. This applies to all internal (UNSW) and external (non-UNSW) projects that pay access fees from non-UNSW accounts.

Academic and Commercial Access Fees

The BMSF has separate schedules of access fees for public and private sector researchers. These are referred to as 'Academic' and 'Commercial' (see below) respectively. Please note that all users are required to comply with the acknowledgement obligations described below.

ACADEMIC: SCHEDULE OF HOURLY ACCESS RATES FOR MASS SPECTROMETRY (EX. GST)
A minimum usage of $15 per session is applied to all UNSW users to recover consumables.

Servicea Base Acad. Rateb UNSW Contrib.c UNSW Academicsd
FFS $180 -$120 $60
DIY $90 -$60 $30

 

ACADEMIC: SCHEDULE OF HOURLY ACCESS RATES FOR LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY AND GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY (EX. GST)
A minimum usage of $15 per session is applied to all UNSW users to recover consumables.

Servicea Base Acad. Rateb UNSW Contrib.c UNSW Academicsd
FFS $90 -$60 $30
DIY $45 -$30 $15

 

Sample preparation, clean-up time and consumables additional (e.g. Ziptip $15 per cleanup and Western blot $40).
Base academic rates apply to all external academics.
UNSW contribution applies to UNSW users and users from BMSF LIEF partners.
Fees paid from non-UNSW cost centres are via an invoice and incur a 10% GST charge.

 

COMMERCIAL: SCHEDULE OF HOURLY ACCESS RATES FOR LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY AND MASS SPECTROMETRY (EX. GST)

Servicee Base
Comm. Ratef
LC & GC $200
GC-MS $250
MALDI, ESI, APCI $300
LC/MS $350
HiRes (FTMS/Orbitrap) LC-MS $400

 

e Minimum amount. Does not include sample preparation, data analysis, clean-up time and consumables additional (e.g. Staff time $150/hr).  A detailed costing will be provided for each project.
f An additional 10% GST applies to invoice totals.

Acknowledgement Obligations

All research publications (be they collaborative or non-collaborative) that contain data obtained with resources at the BMSF are required to explicitly acknowledge this with the following wording or similar wording having the same meaning:

Mass spectrometric results (or specify this more precisely) were obtained at the Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry Facility within the Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre of the University of New South Wales. This work was undertaken using infrastructure provided by NSW Government co-investment in the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Scheme (NCRIS) subsidised access to this facility is gratefully acknowledged.