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Booking and prices

Booking and Prices

Our prices entails sharing a fraction of the real running costs of MIC. Through our online booking system, our users can book instruments and assistance from our staff.

Info related to booking of instuments:

Link to Booking System

All approved users can book the instruments through the booking system. The booking system is shared between the three core facilities MIC, PROBE and Flow Cytometry, so users only have to register once.

The current booking system was introduced 15th of June 2015, and any users registerd in the previous booing system have to register again.

All new users have to be approved by their PI before being able to book instruments, and the PI must assign an invoicing account to the user. If new users don't find their affiliated lab and PI in the booking system, the PI has to register his lab before the user can finalize the registration.

Please download the guides for registration to and daily use of the booking system (under attachments, page bottom). Use the following link for the registration: https://secure5.ideaelan.com/Bergen/Public/AppLogin.aspx

To become an approved user you must have undergone sufficient training on the respective instrument or prove that you already have the necessary skills. Final approval will then be issued by the responsible personnel for each instrument.

We underline that according to our terms of use, the person booking has to be present during operation of the instrument. It is also important that you notify Hege or Endy if your use exceeds the time booked. Booking is mandatory and the basis for the sharing of costs through user fees.

 

Info regarding the pricing at MIC:

MIC has different prices for use of the various instruments; please consult our price list (link at the bottom of the page).

All UiB core facilities operate with two price categories; academic price and commercial activity.
Internal users will not be charged VAT (moms).
External users will be charged VAT on top of the academic or commercial price.

Definitions:
Internal users: Users with project accounts at the University of Bergen or UniResearch and thereby can be invoiced internally.
External users: Users with project accounts anywhere else (HelseVest/Bergen, NIFES, other Universities etc.). The user's affiliation doesn’t make a difference.
Academic price: Any activity that is non-economical, like research that has no commercial interest and is not commission research for a commercial company.
Commercial price: Any activity that is economical, included commission research for a commercial company.

A tip for everyone: Use UiB money for facility use as far as possible. 
Another option for some external users: If you have a true collaboration with someone at UiB you may write a cooperation agreement (samarbeidsavtale), which enable you to transfer money to an UiB account and then be handled as an internal user. This requires some more administration and is not taken care of by the facilities but by your collaborating UiB-administration.