The HMS Departments of Cell Biology, Systems Biology, and BCMP fully subsidize NIC hourly fees for their primary faculty. Hourly fees for primary faculty from the other pre-clinical Departments at HMS are listed below. When capacity is limited, access is prioritized for members of Cell Biology, Systems Biology, and BCMP. The NIC currently does not have capacity to offer microscope access to the HMS affiliates, FAS or external institutions.
Widefield Fluorescence: $20/hour
Localization Microscopy Super-resolution (eg, STORM, PALM, PAINT): $30/hour
All core users are charged a one-time $200 fee for standard microscope trainings and $500 for some advanced level trainings (including super-resolution and light sheet microscopes) that require significantly more staff time. The training fee can be discussed during the initial consultation.
The NIC offers HMS and FAS affiliates free consultations on experimental design and can provide advice on other core facilities that may be able to offer access.