Fees

All users are charged fees for training and access to CMI instruments.  Rates are reviewed biannually and posted here.  Invoices are generated at the end of each month and managed by the BCMP finance department and Harvard Accounts Receivable.  Fees are determined based on the primary institution of the user's Principal Investigator.  

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Access Fees

  • Access fees are billed hourly or daily, depending on the instrument.  
  • Rates are billed by booked time and by real-time usage in excess of booked time.
  • Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance to avoid booking fees.

Training Fees

  • An instrument training fee is charged per user per instrument.
  • Training may be individual or in small groups (2-5 people), as scheduling allows.
  • All training sessions include:
    • Overview of the instrument and maintenance procedures
    • Tutorial on control and analysis software
    • Review of experimental design
  • Training sessions do NOT include user data collection. 

CMI Access and TrainingFees for FY22 (Effective From 11/1/2021)

FY22 Harvard Lab Fees

  • Users from labs with a primary appointment at Harvard Medical School or Harvard University are charged the base academic rates.  
  • Users are in this group if:
    • Harvard University administers the laboratory's grants  AND
    • the lab has a 33-digit code for internal billing
  • Access fees for users from Quad-based BCMP laboratories are subsidized by the department (75% paid by the department and 25% paid by the lab).
Instrument Access Fees (includes F&A) One-time Training Fees
SPR: Biacore T200 $432/day $600
ITC: Microcal ITC200 $432/day $600
MST: NanoTemper Monolith NT.115 $54/hour $396
BLI: ForteBio Octet RED384 $54/hour $396
BLI: ForteBio BLItz $54/hour $264
CD: Jasco J-815 CD $42/hour $360
DSF: Life Tech. Quant Studio 6 $42/hour $360
DSF: NanoTemper Prometheus NT.Plex $42/hour $360
Light Scattering: Wyatt DynaPro Plate Reader III $42/hour $360
Light Scattering: Wyatt/Agilent SEC-MALS

$27/hour 
$432/day (max)

$600

Initial consultation no charge  

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The SEC-MALS/FSEC system is billed in 4 hour blocks.

FY22 External Academic Lab Fees (including HMS-affiliated Hospitals)

  • Users from all non-Harvard academic labs are charged an additional Facilities and Administration Fee (F&A Fee) which goes to HMS to cover a portion of the facilities and administration costs for the CMI space.  The current F&A rate is 22%.
  • Academic Users are considered External if:
    • their lab's grants are managed by any institution other than Harvard University
    • their lab will NOT be paying with a Harvard 33-digit billing code
    • their lab is located at a affiliated Hospital (including BWH, Children's Hospital, Beth Isreal, DFCI, MGH) or other academic institution 
  • Users from academic institutions not affiliated with Harvard or Harvard Medical School will need to provide a PO number before access.
Instrument Access Fees (includes F&A) One-time Training Fees
SPR: GE Biacore T200 $527.04/day $732
ITC: Microcal ITC200 $527.04/day $732
MST: NanoTemper Monolith NT.115 $65.88/hour $483.12
BLI: ForteBio Octet RED384 $65.88/hour $483.12
BLI: ForteBio BLItz $65.88/hour $322.08
CD: Jasco J-815 $51.24/hour $439.20
DSF: Life Tech. Quant Studio 6 $51.24/hour $439.20
DSF: NanoTemper Prometheus NT.Plex $51.24/hour $439.20
Light Scattering:
Wyatt Dynapro Plate Reader III
$51.24/hour $439.20
Light Scattering:
Wyatt/Agilent SEC-MALS

$32.94/hour
$527.04/day (max)

$732

Initial consultation no charge

 The SEC-MALS/FSEC system is billed in 4 hour blocks.

FY22 Commercial Lab Fees

  • Non-academic access is granted on a case-by-case basis, by the CMI director
  • Priority access is given to Harvard-affiliates and academic users. 
  • Users from non-academic institutions will need to provide a PO number before access.
  • Harvard Life Lab companies are offered a 25% discount off the standard commercial rates.

For more information or to inquire about access, contact cmi@hms.harvard.edu.

 

Instrument Access Fees (includes F&A) One-time Training Fees
SPR: Biacore T200 $1054.08/day $1464
ITC: Microcal ITC200 $1054.08/day $1464
MST: NanoTemper Monolith NT.115 $131.76/hour $966.24
BLI: ForteBio Octet RED384 $131.76/hour $966.24
BLI: ForteBio BLItz $131.76/hour $644.16
CD: Jasco J-815 $102.48/hour $878.40
DSF: Life Tech. Quant Studio 6 $102.48/hour $878.40
DSF: NanoTemper Prometheus NT.Plex $102.48/hour $878.40
Light Scattering:
Wyatt Dynapro Plate Reader III
$102.48/hour $878.40
Light Scattering:
Wyatt/Agilent SEC-MALS

$65.88/hour
$1054.08/day (max)

$1464

Initial consultation no charge

 

 The SEC-MALS/FSEC system is billed in 4 hour blocks.

Coming Soon - Data Collection Services

Data Collection Fees Summary

Data Collection Fees

  • Limited Data Collection Services are offered. Service fees will be charged for all completed services, regardless of experimental outcome. 
  • Before submitting samples for data collection, users must approve the estimated charges and be given a date and time for sample submission.

CMI Billing Address:

Harvard University 
Central Accounts Receivable 
P.O. Box 4999 
Boston, MA 02212