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The facility is open to the internal and external research community. Access is straightforward for researchers from the Biochemistry Department and relatively easy to arrange for those in other Oxford departments. Please contact the us via email@example.com to enquire about registering as a user.
The microscope systems are charged on an hourly flat rate. The flat rate covers access to all microscopes and aims to ensure the facility is financially sustainable. The 2021/2022 access rate for all our systems is £36 per hour for internal users. Please contact the facility for more details on our rates.
Our access rates contribute towards the costs directly associated with running these complex instruments, which includes maintenance, usage time, software licenses, consumables, staff costs and space related costs. The rate does not include capital replacement or depreciation costs. Our prices are reviewed on 1st April each year and implemented at the start of each new financial year on 1st August.
All researchers should consider their facility usage requirements prior to costing grant applications and ensure that the costs are approved by the facility director and manager prior to application submission. The facility manager will work with you to determine a projects requirements and costs. A quotation will be provided for inclusion in your application. Researchers that envisage very heavy usage of our equipment are invited to discuss your requirements with the facility team.
As a Micron user you will be assigned storage space on one of our backed-up servers. We also recommend using the image management software OMERO.
OMERO is an open-source, free to use software for cataloguing, organising, sharing and analysing imaging datasets. It is able to handle most image file formats and includes in-browser software for creating figures from your images. For more information on OMERO please contact firstname.lastname@example.org an answer to this item.