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The Core Facilities must provide their own service contracts for instrumentation. With regrets, effective May 1, 2010 the Microarray Technology and Bioinformatics Core Facilities will increase any new service rates to $22.57 per hour. This is a significant rate increase, but is based on a full year of store operations and assessment of the distribution of services. Most of the instrument use fees will be free. Every penny of this rate increase will be applied to service contracts and/or repairs. There is absolutely no attempt to generate profit, which is prohibited by OSU.
We apologize for the negative impacts these increased rates will have on your already thin research budgets.
UPDATE: November 2011:
ALL software available through the Core Facilities can now be used for free. However, our time is valuable so we must charge a small Service fee for training if it is needed.