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 documents "Users guide MICs booking page" or"PIs guide MICs booking page" (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.
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; internal and external users.
Internal users are users with project accounts at the University of Bergen or UniResearch and thereby can be invoiced internally.
External users will be everyone else (HelseVest/Bergen, NIFES, other Universities etc.) and they will also be charged VAT (moms).
The prices at MIC were updated in June 1015 and regulated by law more users now fell into the external category than what was practiced earlier. Ex. UoB personnel with money administrated by HelseVest is defined as external users.
A tip for everyone is of course to use UoB money for facility use as far as possible. Another option for some external users: If you have a true collaboration with someone at UoB you may write an cooperation agreement (samarbeidsavtale), which enable you to transfer money to an UoB 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 UoB-administration.