Microscopes rates – University of Copenhagen

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Rates for use of microscopes

The fees in the table represent the fee per hour (unless otherwise stated), on week days between 8:00 and 18:00, without support nor discount.

User fees for access to the microscopes are estimated on the basis of maintenance costs only. The user fees are used to keep the systems updated, provide administration and IT support, and to organize microscopy meetings, forums and courses.

CFIM rates are based on basic rates, which depends on your affiliation. Working at night or during weekends, performing long experiments or using extensively our microscopes entitle you to discounts, the details of which are in the pages corresponding to the affiliation types.

Electron Microscopes

SUND Visiting
academia
Commercial
visitors
CM100
per hour
250 DKK 
34 €
500 DKK
67 €
1000 DKK
134 €
Q3D FEG  
per hour             
375 DKK 
50 €
 750 DKK
100 €
1500 DKK
200 €
XL30 FEG   
per hour
250 DKK 
34 €
500 DKK
67 €
1000 DKK
134 €
Technai G2 20
per hour  
375 DKK 
50 €
750 DKK
100 €
1500 DKK
200 €
Teneo VS 
per hour
375 DKK 
50 €
750 DKK
100 €
1500 DKK
200 €

Light Microscopes

SUND Visiting
academia
Commercial
visitors
LSM 700
per hour
250 DKK 
34 €
500 DKK
67 €
1000 DKK
134 €
LSM 710
per hour
250 DKK 
34 €
500 DKK
67 €
1000 DKK
134 €
LSM 780
per hour
375 DKK 
50 €
750 DKK
100 €
1500 DKK
200 €
Cell observer
Spinning Disk /TIRF / per hour     
375 DKK 
50 €
750 DKK
100 €
1500 DKK
200 €
Elyra
Super Resolution / per hour
375 DKK 
50 €
750 DKK
100 €
1500 DKK
200 €
Laser Microdissection
Optical Tweezers / per hour
250 DKK
34 €
500 DKK
67 €
1000 DKK
134 €
StereoLumar
per hour
100 DKK 
14 €
200 DKK
28 €
400 DKK
56 €
Axio Scan.Z1
Slide scanner / per hour
250 DKK 
34 €
500 DKK
67 €
1000 DKK
134 €
Widefield 250 DKK 
34 €
500 DKK
67 €
1000 DKK
134 €
Stereomicroscope Stemi 508
Dissection / Sample prep
100 DKK 
14 €
200 DKK
28 €
400 DKK
56 €

Other equipment

SUND Visiting academia Commercial visitors
Cryostats
per hour
50 DKK 
7 €
100 DKK
14 €
200 DKK
28 €
High Pressure Freezer HPM100 
per half day           
1500 DKK  210 € 3000 DKK
420 €
6000 DKK
840 €
Coater MED 020
per run
50 DKK 
7 €
100 DKK
14 €
200 DKK
28 €
Coater ACE 200
per run
50 DKK 
7 €
100 DKK
14 €
200 DKK
28 €
Critical Point Dryer CPD 030
per run
100 DKK  14 € 200 DKK
28 €
200 DKK
28 €
Freeze Substitution EM AFS2
per run
500 DKK
70 €
1000 DKK
140 €
2000 DKK
280 €
VitRobot
per hour
100 DKK
14 €
200 DKK
28 €
400 DKK
56 €

Support

Support has to be added to the hourly cost of the microscope.
Support levels definitions.

Minimum Support Full Support
SUND employees 100 DKK / 14 € 400 DKK / 54 €
Visiting academia 150 DKK / 20 € 600 DKK / 80 €
Commercial Visitors 250 DKK / 34 € 1000 DKK / 134 €

Discounts

Discounts apply only to academic users. The different discounts are not cumulative. Accordingly, the highest discount is 50% of the listed rate. In case several discounts could apply to a booking, the most advantageous one to the user will be used. 

  • Nights and weekends

During nights (18:00-8:00), and on weekends and bank holidays, a discount rate of 50% is applied. 

  • Long experiments

When a booking exceeds 6 hours, subsequent hours, from 6 to 12 hours, are discounted 25%. Subsequent hours, following 12 hours usage, are discounted 50%.

  • Extensive usage

When exceeding a microscope(s) usage of DKK 3.500 within the last 30 days, the subsequent usage will be discounted 20%. When exceeding a usage of DKK 5.500 within the last 30 days, the subsequent hours will be discounted 40%.