Billing details

The UBCflow Facility is dependant on user fees.  However, we aim to keep the user fees to a minimum to promote the use of the facility and help researchers.

The present model allows PIs to purchase an instrument and then place it inside the UBCflow Facility where we will maximize its use and collect user fees to cover future service contracts and repairs.  This model enables multiple instruments to be accessible to all researchers at UBC and for all instruments to be well maintained.  Should an instrument be placed within a specific lab due to heavy use, we can arrange support for that instrument in exchange for access by UBCflow core users.

 

Fee structure: updated January 2018


The UBCflow Facility invoices users on a quarterly basis for all instruments other than the CyTOF instrument (see below).

– minimum of $50/month will be billed for each instrument used (for reagents and QC time)

– Discount:  once $4000/lab has been reached in a quarter, the remaining billing for that quarter will be billed at 60%This will benefit high users but still lead to significant support for the facility.  This policy is temporary only, and is dependent upon sufficient funding for the facility being achieved.  

Academic cell analysis.  BD Canto and LSRII

  • $35/hr. ($90/hr assisted)   
  • consistent booking of the instruments and ‘no-shows’ will be billed at $35/hr

Academic cell analysis.  Miltenyi Quant

  • $50/hr. ($90/hr assisted)   
  • consistent booking of the instruments and ‘no-shows’ will be billed at $50/hr

Industry cell analysis.

  • $50/hr and a minimum of of one hour booking. ($90/hr assisted)
  • cancellation less than 24hrs will be billed for 50% of the time booked.

Academic cell sorting.

  • $90/hr and a minimum of one hour booking, unless you have multiple sorts.
  • cancellation less than 24hrs will be billed for 50% of the time booked.
  • billing starts at the booking scheduled time, not the time you arrive.

Industry cell sorting.

  • $150/hr and a minimum  of one hour booking, unless you have multiple sorts.
  • cancellation less than 24hrs will be billed for 50% of the time booked.
  • billing starts at the booking scheduled time, not the time you arrive.

Training.

  • Free to UBC affiliated labs
  • $50 for industry

CyTOF (outside UBCflow billing)

Due to the complexity of CyTOF experiments, with regards to time and workload required, a standard fee structure is applied to running the instrument.  Additional costs include sample prep and analysis with  each experiment being assessed on an individual basis.  The CyTOF is billed separately from UBCflow, and any discounts or caps can be discussed on a a case by case basis, based on the CyTOF facility annual financial target. Invoices are issued on a quarterly basis.

  • $100 set  up fee and $50/hr running time (minimum of two hours)
  • analysis of data $50/hr
  • sample preparation $50/hr
  • cancellation less than 24hrs will be billed for 50% of the time booked
  • billing starts at the booking scheduled time, not the time you arrive