Facility Rates

Please read the following carefully and make sure you fully understand and agree with our policy, before any service is scheduled.

1. All PIs must have accounts registered with the ASRC Neuroscience Initiative before the lab members use the facility.

2. All the instruments must be reserved for a minimum 1 hour per session. The usage charge will be round up to an hour.

3. If a single user uses microscope for more than 8 hours in one session, they will be charged at the full rate for the first 8 hours and the reduced rate of $20 for any hours over 8 hours.

4. Reservation can be modified and canceled 24 hours in advance by the user. Please notify the facility director if you need to make changes within 24 hours. No shows will be charged for a 50% reserved instrument fee.

5. Make sure to “enable” and “disable” the instrument in Badger for each session (except for Imaris satellite license). Failure to do this will be charged a $20 admin fee.

6. The charge will be based on both the reservation and actual usage, whichever is longer.

7. Make sure to clean the microscope lens right after usage. Violation will be charged a $50 fine for the first time, $100 for the second time, and banned from usage after the third time.

ZEISS LSM880 Live Cell
Reduced Rate$20/hr
CUNY user$50/hr
Non-CUNY Academic User$60/hr
Industry Rate$150/hr
ZEISS LSM880 Two Photon
Reduced Rate$20/hr
CUNY User$50/hr
Non-CUNY Academic User$72/hr
Industry Rate$150/hr
Bitplane Imaris
CUNY User$15/hr
Non-CUNY Academic User$20/hr
Industry Rate$45/hr
Satellite Licence
CUNY User$60/3 days, $100/7 days
Non-CUNY Academic User$90/3 days, $150/7 days
Industry Rate$180/3 days, $300/week
Agilent Seahorse XFe24
CUNY User$100/plate
Non-CUNY Academic User$120/plate
Industry Rate$300/plate
Seahorse Supplies
XFe24 Cell Culture Microplate #100777-004$10/plate
XFe24 FluxPak Sensor Cartridge#102340-100$70/plate
Leica CS2 Slide Scanner
CUNY User$50/hr
Non-CUNY Academic User$60/hr
Industry Rate$150/hr
Other Rates
Data Analysis$60/hr
Staff Operation Instrument$60/hr
Industry Rate$180/hr

Live Imaging & Bioenergetics Facility Billing Instructions

PDF invoices will be emailed to PIs on the 15th of each calendar month. If PIs wish additional administrative personal to receive a copy of the invoice or wish to have invoices separated out by account, please notify Dr. Ye He.

CUNY PIs With RF CUNY Accounts

One the second page of the invoice, CUNY PIs with RF accounts must identify the accounts you wish to take funds out of for payment. You have the opportunity to split across RF accounts if you like. You must sign and return the document for the funds to be transferred. Please return the signed invoice to SERVICECENTERS@RFCUNY.ORG or via fax to (212) 417-8567.

All Other PIs

Instructions for payment by check:

Mail your check and signed document to:

Finance Department
Research Foundation of CUNY
230 West 41st Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10036

All PIs

For a breakdown of charges, PIs can utilize Badger to view accumulated charges at any time. Instructions on how to do so can be found here: Badger Instructions for PIs.

Please contact Dr. Ye He with any questions regarding billing.