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 for 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 (1-3 people), as scheduling allows.
  • On some instruments, training fees may include limited data collection during or after training.
  • All training sessions include:
    • Overview of the instrument and maintenance procedures
    • Tutorial on control and analysis software
    • Review of experimental design

CMI Fees, Effective July 1, 2017

Harvard Labs

  • 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 fee for users from Quad-based BCMP laboratories are paid by the department.
Instrument Access Fees (includes F&A) One-time Training Fees
GE Biacore T200 $360/day $504
Microcal ITC200 $360/day $504
NanoTemper Monolith NT.115 $50/hour $294
ForteBio Octet RED384 $50/hour $294
ForteBio BLItz $50/hour $294
Jasco J-815 CD $36/hour $252
Life Tech. Quant Studio 6 $36/hour $252
Agilent/Wyatt SEC-MALS

$22.50/hour ($360/day)
$7.50/hour after 12 hours

$480
$720 (with 1-3 user samples)

Initial consultation no charge  

The SEC-MALS/FSEC system is billed in 4 hour block and billed at higher rate for the first 12 hours, then at the lower rate thereafter.

 

Non-Harvard Academic Labs (including labs at 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%.
  • Users are in this group if:
    • an institution other than Harvard administers their laboratory's grants 
    • their lab is located at an 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
GE Biacore T200 $439.20/day $614.88
Microcal ITC200 $439.20/day $614.88
NanoTemper Monolith NT.115 $61/hour $358.68
ForteBio Octet RED384 $61/hour $358.68
ForteBio BLItz $61/hour $358.68
Jasco J-815 CD $43.92/hour $307.44
Life Tech. Quant Studio 6 $43.92/hour $307.44
Agilent/Wyatt SEC-MALS

$27.45/hour ($439.20/day)
$9.15/hour after 12 hours

$585.60
$878.40 (with 1-3 user samples)

Initial consultation no charge  

The SEC-MALS/FSEC system is billed in 4 hour block and billed at higher rate for the first 12 hours, then at the lower rate thereafter.

Commercial/Non-Academic Labs

  • 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 Fee One-time Training Fee
GE Biacore T200 $878.40/day $1229.76
Microcal ITC200 $878.40/day $1229.76
NanoTemper Monolith NT.115 $122/hour $717.36
ForteBio Octet RED384 $122/hour $717.36
ForteBio BLItz $122/hour $717.36
Jasco J-815 CD $87.84/hour $614.88
Life Tech. Quant Studio 6 $87.84/hour $614.88
Agilent/Wyatt SEC-MALS $54.90/hour ($878.40/day)† 
$18.30/hour after 12 hours
$1171.20
$1756.80 (with 1-2 user samples)
Initial consultation no charge  

† The SEC-MALS/FSEC system is billed in 4 hour block and billed at higher rate for the first 12 hours, then at the lower rate thereafter.