Re: [Histonet] charge for cryostat use

From:"Ford Royer"

 From my days of working at the University of Nebraska (GO BIG RED!)... 
there were two ways that we worked this out.  We either charged an 
hourly rate for equipment time (cash only please)  ;-)   ...or we worked 
out a number of  cooperative agreement deals.  If we were short on a 
piece of equipment that another department had, and they were not using 
it, we would take their equipment on loan to our lab in exchange for 
free use of our equipment, which they did not have.  This work very 
nicely since each department retained ownership of their equipment and 
it solved the problem of not being able to obtain equipment for our own 
due to budget restraints.

~ Ford

Ford M. Royer, MT(ASCP)
Analytical Instruments, LLC
Minneapolis, MN 55427
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Jill Songer wrote:

> Hi Histonetters,
> We have a cryostat that lives in the histopath lab but we rarely use 
> it. However it is used by  researchers both within the veterinary 
> school and other departments on the University campus. we have not 
> charged for the use of it, but are discussing instituting a charge to 
> cover maintenance/repair fees. My question is, is anybody out there 
> experiencing the same? Do you charge and if so, how much? Do you 
> charge per hour or per use? The researchers use their own slides and 
> blades, so we don't need to charge for those, but would like to recoup 
> some of the money spent for recent repairs.
> Thanks!!
> Jill Songer HT (ASCP)
> Histopathology Lab
> Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
> Virginia Tech
> Blacksburg, VA 24061-0443
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