Fees & Booking
Look here to find the Booking_Calendar
Look here for the ES Job Request Form
Current Fee Structure ($ per hour) –Tentative Plan
A) Preferred users: (contribute $2,500 upfront)
Peak hour (9 am – 5 pm weekdays): $45 / hour
Off-peak hour (5 pm to 9 am, weekends and holidays): $35 / hour
· Users can contribute upfront $2,500 and will only then get the above discounted rate.
· The user fees will be offset against this amount ($2,500).
· In the case where the $2,500 is not used up during the fiscal year, the remaining amount will be rolled over to the next year at regular rate.
B) The fees for academic non-preferred users: (including other departments and other universities)
Peak hour (9 am – 5 pm weekdays): $60 / hour
Off-peak hour (5 pm to 9 am, weekends and holidays): $50 / hour
C) The fees for commercial and contract users:
Peak hour (9 am – 5 pm weekdays): $120 / hour
Off-peak hour (5 pm to 9 am, weekends and holidays): $80 / hour
D) Training will need to be arranged separately at a cost.
E) An additional 1 hour setup time will be automatically charged for every analytical session.
Booking Policy (since July 2014)
On-peak time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday to Friday
5:00 PM – 9:00 AM Monday to Friday
Weekends and public holidays
Every calendar week, each user may book 1 day only for on-peak time use, so that everyone gets to use the machine in a timely manner.
Off-peak time can only be booked by independent users. Please consult lab personnel for availability.
Please notify the microprobe technician regarding to your booking or cancellation before your probe day, since certain amount of preparation work is required for every probe session.
In special circumstances, the management may take over already booked time slots for necessary maintenance and emergencies. Alternative booking options will be discussed under such a circumstance.
Booking is arranged based on the time sequence of the booking request in most cases; in some special cases, priority may be given to users from a long distance away (i.e. another city) or to those who have specified deadlines (within one week).
Undergraduate students (departmental) need to fill out a special job request form with supervisor’s signature, in order to get a maximum 50 hours discount on the 4th year thesis project only. Ask the probe technician for more info.
Alternative arrangement may be agreed upon by users, provided that everyone’s rights are respected.