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User Rates for Fiscal Year 2023

Internal Users:

User fees are used to offset the cost of service contracts, consumables and Center staff, all of which are needed to keep the equipment and the facility in good working order. We encourage all researchers who are planning to use the Center to include funds for use of the microscopes and support from Center staff in the budgets of their grant applications. Rates shown below are for Rockefeller University users and are per hour:

Bio-Imaging Resource Center User Fees for FY23
July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023
System $/Hour
OMX 3D-SIM super-resolution system 70.00
Nikon STORM/TIRF/FLIM microscope 70.00
Abberior STED Facility Line super-resolution/confocal 70.00
Instant SIM (iSIM) real-time super-resolution / Mizar TILT system 70.00
LaVision Ultramicroscope 70.00
Olympus multiphoton microscope 70.00
Zeiss 980 confocal/multiphoton microscope 64.00
Zeiss 880 confocal/multiphoton microscope 64.00
Zeiss 780 confocal microscope 64.00
Caliber ID RS-G4 ribbon scanning confocal 64.00
Zeiss CellDiscoverer7 46.50
Spinning disk confocal microscope 46.50
Olympus CellVoyager 46.50
DeltaVision 46.50
Olympus IX71 29.00
Zeiss Axioplan 29.00
MMI laser microdissection 39.00
Tissue culture/dissection microscopes no charge
Basic workstations 11.50
Advanced workstations 14.50
Staff assistance 51.50
Image Analysis assistance 115.00

Microscope rates are reduced to 25% of the above for long-term time-lapse experiments, according to instrument demand. The reduced rate applies once a user has been logged on to any system for 8 hours of continuous use, and applies for the rest of that session, as long as they remain logged on.  **Staff assistance, whether during training or in an assisted use microscope session, is in addition to the user fees for time on the microscope or workstation.**

Rates for External Users:

Rates for external users are 1.5 times those shown above for internal Rockefeller users, except for instruments that are locally unique to the Rockefeller University such as the DeltaVisions, the OMX and the STORM system. These are charged at the internal rate. The list of microscopes in this category changes according to what is available at nearby institutions, so please contact Alison North for the most current information.


The Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue, Box 209
New York, NY 10065

Bio-Imaging Resource Center
Bronk Laboratory
DWB Room 201 (office)
DWB Room 202, 203, 102, RRB 154A (Lab)