A timeline is negotiated according to the requirements of the job, availability of specialised staff and readiness of samples. For commercial clients, simple testing services can usually be scheduled within two weeks and urgent jobs can usually be accommodated. Some instruments have extended lead times due to their uniqueness within Australia and the nature of the experiments performed on them.
*These are conservative estimates
Microscopy Australia has an open access policy. This means Australian researchers can access any of our facilities, regardless of the institution they are based at.
Fees for instruments that are funded by the federal government under NCRIS are subsidised for all Australian publicly funded researchers: typically in the range of $40–60/hr. Fees for all other instruments are at the discretion of the facility director. To find exact rates please refer to your local facility’s website. Contact details can be found in our facility directory. To find the relevant technique and facility, we invite researchers to use TechFi®: our online technique finder.
|NCRIS supported Instrument||External from industry|
A subsidized rate that is affordable with typical Australian research grants
$40-60/per beam-hour or the rate for internal users, if that is higher
|OTHER INSTRUMENT||External from industry|
|Internal ACADEMIC||At discrEtion of the facility director|
A rate that is affordable with typical Australian research grants
This pricing guide excludes arrangements with institutions under MOU or other mechanisms of collaboration or agreements that require different fee structure (e.g. ARC or LIEF collaborations) * e.g. University; publicly funded; medical research organisation; CRC; etc.
Please see our ‘Grant Advice’ page for advice on applying for ARC and NHMRC grants
Please see our industry subsidies page for details