Fees

Preliminaries

From the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF):

Das neue Beitragsreglement des SNF vom 27. Februar 2015 erlaubt die Anrechnung von „direkten Kosten für die mit der Durchführung des Forschungsvorhabens zusammenhängende Benutzung der Infrastrukturen“ (BR Art. 28) in SNF Beiträgen.

Im Ausführungsreglement ist dazu in den Artikeln 2.12 (Sachkosten: Rechenzeit und Daten) sowie 2.15 (Direkte Kosten für die Benutzung von Infrastrukturen) zusätzlich definiert, dass „Kostenanteile welche zu den allgemeinen Kosten für Wartung und Pflege von Infrastrukturen gehören“ nicht anrechenbar sind.

To be compliant with SNF, the maximal possible fees for using the resources at the Center for Microscopy and Image Analysis (an open access facility) were calculated in collaboration with the UZH (Finanzen, Drittmittelmanagment) in September 2017. The fees are based on direct costs only associated with a resource and no indirect costs (depreciation, maintenance, administration, etc) are included.These fees are therefore eligible with the SNF. 

These fees and yearly limits will be discussed with the steering committee and will be adjusted according to the development of the direct costs. If you wish detailed information regarding the costs or the calculation of costs, please contact Urs Ziegler.

Fees for use of instruments

Category Instrument Fees (CHF/h) Upper Limit per Year (CHF/yr)
Routine light microscopes for multidimensional imaging applications Widefield - Leica LX (Irchel) 10 5000
Routine light microscopes for multidimensional imaging applications Widefield - Leica DMI 6000 (Irchel) 10
Routine light microscopes for multidimensional imaging applications Slidescanner - Zeiss Axio Scan.Z1 (Irchel) 1.50/slide
Routine light microscopes for multidimensional imaging applications Widefield - Zeiss Axio Observer (Schlieren) 10
Routine light microscopes for multidimensional imaging applications Widefield - Olympus ScanR HCS (Irchel) 10
Advanced light microscopes for multidimensional imaging applications Lightsheet - Zeiss Z.1 (Irchel) 5 12500
Advanced light microscopes for multidimensional imaging applications Spinning Disk - Visitron CSU-W1 (Irchel) 22
Advanced light microscopes for multidimensional imaging applications CLSM - Leica SP8 inverse (Kispi) 22
Advanced light microscopes for multidimensional imaging applications CLSM - Leica SP8 upright (Irchel) 22
Advanced light microscopes for multidimensional imaging applications CLSM - Leica SP8 inverse (IPZ) 22
Advanced light microscopes for multidimensional imaging applications CLSM - Leica SP5 Mid UV-VIS (Irchel) 22
Advanced light microscopes for multidimensional imaging applications CLSM - Leica SP5 resonant APD (Irchel) 22
Advanced light microscopes for multidimensional imaging applications CLSM - Leica SP5 Medical Virology (Irchel) 22
Advanced light microscopes for multidimensional imaging applications CLSM - Leica SP5 (USZ) 22
Advanced light microscopes for multidimensional imaging applications CLSM - Leica SP8 inverse (Schlieren) 22
Cutting edge light microscopes for complex, multidimensional imaging application CLSM - Leica SP8 inverse STED 3X (Irchel) 25
Cutting edge light microscopes for complex, multidimensional imaging application Widefield/TIRF - Leica SR GSD 3D (Irchel) 25
Cutting edge light microscopes for complex, multidimensional imaging application Multiphoton - Leica TCS SP8 MP (Botinst) 25
Cutting edge light microscopes for complex, multidimensional imaging application Multiphoton - Leica TCS SP8 Upright MP FLIM (Irchel) 25
Cutting edge light microscopes for complex, multidimensional imaging application Multiphoton - Custom Built Microscope (Irchel) 25
Advanced transmisson electron microscopes FEI CM100 (Irchel) 13 15000
Advanced transmisson electron microscopes FEI Tecnai G2 Spirit (Irchel) 13
Advanced transmisson electron microscopes FEI Talos 120 (Irchel) 13
Advanced scanning electron microscopes SEM - Zeiss Supra 50 VP (Irchel) 25 20000
Advanced scanning electron microscopes SEM - FEI Apreo VS (Irchel) 25
Advanced scanning electron microscopes SEM - Jeol JSM-6010 (Irchel) 19
Cutting-edge scanning electron microscopes FIB-SEM - Zeiss Auriga 40 CrossBeam (Irchel) 46
Data Processing  Virtual workstations  0  
Ultramicrotom Ultramicrotom (4x) 13  
Cryostate Cryostate 3  
Sample Processing Sputter Coating (2x) 16  
E-beam coater E-beam coater (2x) 18  
High-pressure freezer High-pressure freezer 58  

Fees for SCANNING Electron Microscopy sample processing and imaging

Step Dry specimen Standard specimen Complex specimen
Sample preparation, fixation, dehydration   Fr.     210.001 Fr.     210.00
Mounting Fr.    30.001 Fr.     30.001 Fr.     30.00
Preview imaging with macroscope  Fr.            -    Fr.            -    Fr.     30.00
Imaging Fr.   135.00  Fr.   135.00

 Fr.   180.00

each additional imaging position:+ Fr. 75.00

Total 
(for one sample / one imaging position)
Fr.   165.00  Fr.   375.00

 Fr.   450.00

1for UZH and USZ: Amount will be charged only once if five samples can be processed in parallel.

Fees above are valid only for academic organisations.

Commercial fees are provided upon request.

Fees for TRANSMISSION electron microscopy sample processing and imaging

Step Standard Specimen Complex Specimen Negative Stain
Sample preparation, fixation, dehydration, blockstaining  Fr.     90.001  Fr.     90.001  Fr.     60.001
Embedding  Fr.     30.001  Fr.     65.001  
Sectioning  Fr.     90.00  Fr.   180.00  
Poststaining  Fr.     30.001  Fr.     30.001  
Imaging  Fr.   135.00  Fr.   135.00  Fr.     90.00
Total
(for one sample)
 Fr.   375.00  Fr.   500.00  Fr.   150.00

1for UZH and USZ: Amount will be charged only once if five samples can be processed in parallel.

Fees above are valid only for academic organisations.

Commercial fees are provided upon request.

Fees for CLEARING: clarity sample processing and imaging

Step Passive Clearing Active Clearing (X-Clarity)
Hydrogel preparation  Fr.     50.001  Fr.     50.001
Lipid removal  Fr.     85.001  Fr.     165.001
Mounting  Fr.     75.00  Fr.   75.00
Imaging  Fr.   195.00  Fr.   195.00
Total
(for one sample)
 Fr.   405.00  Fr.   485.00

1for UZH and USZ: Amount will be charged only once if five samples can be processed in parallel.

Fees above are valid only for academic organisations.

Commercial fees are provided upon request.