Access & Fees

The HMS Departments of Cell Biology, Systems Biology, and BCMP fully subsidize NIC hourly fees for their primary faculty. All others are charged the following hourly fees:

  • Widefield Fluorescence: $50/hour

  • Confocal: $80/hour

  • TIRF: $65/hour

  • Localization Microscopy Super-resolution (eg, STORM, PALM, PAINT): $65/hour

All core users are charged a one-time $200 fee for standard microscope trainings.

Access for HMS Affiliates is limited based on microscope and staff capacity.

Microscope Training

1. CONSULTATION

The first step is a in-person consultation with the NIC director to determine the most appropriate microscope for your needs and to discuss experimental strategies

2. TRAINING

When your sample is ready, you will receive hands on training at the microscope with a member of the NIC

3. FIRST GO

The first time you use the microscope on your own, we will make sure someone is available to assist you should you need help

4. INDEPENDENCE

Once you have comfortably used the scope on your own, you will be given card access to the NIC and online booking privileges