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.

Link to Booking Page

MIC has different prices for use of the various instruments, please consult our price list (under attachments). All approved users can book our instruments through the booking page.

NEW BOOKING SYSTEM: 15th of June 2015 MIC is launching a new booking system.

All previous users have to register again and before beeing able to book instruments their PI has to approve them and assign which invoicing accounts to be used. The same booking system is shared between the three core facilities MIC, PROBE and Flow Cytometry.

Please download the documents "Users guide MICs booking page" or"PIs guide MICs booking page" (under attachments). Use the following link for the registration:

To become an approved user you must have undergone sufficient training on the respective instrument or prove that you already have the necessary skills. 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 the basis for the sharing of costs through user fees.

NEW PRICE LIST: 16th of June 2015 MIC is effectuating a new price list (see under attachments to the right).

Some info: We will 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, and they will not experience much differences in the pricing.
External users will be everyone else (HelseVest/Bergen, NIFES, other Universities etc.) and they will also be charged VAT (moms).
The main change in the pricing is that, regulated by law, more users now will fall into the external category. 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.