Fees for federally funded instruments and their dedicated engineers are subsidised for Australian publicly funded researchers: typically in the range of $40–60/hr. To find the relevant technique and facility, we invite researchers to use TechFi®: our online technique finder.
|NCRIS 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||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.
*These are conservative estimates
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.
Our open access policy ensures access for all Australian researchers to federally-funded (NCRIS) instruments that in the past would only have been available to researchers based at the instrument’s host institution. All Microscopy Australia facilities have agreed to make not just NCRIS-funded instruments, but all of their microscopy and microanalytical tools available under this policy.
For more detail please download our Open Access Policy (PDF).