The philosophy of the Core is to provide access to necessary instrumentation in a highly efficient and economical fashion. The Core sustains equipment maintenance through recharges. Consolidating equipment use amongst a wide variety of investigators ensures optimal equipment use, thereby providing economy in equipment maintenance. Recharge rates for the use of confocal and wide field systems are based upon maintenance and service contract costs. The recharge rates are approved by the UCSF Recharge Office.
All UCSF and affiliated laboratories pay the same rates as listed below. As UCSF subsidizes facilities maintenance, external academic researchers must pay an additional 26% overhead charge. Some instruments, pending available use patterns, may also be used by external, commercial researchers at rates contracted through the UCSF Technology Transfer Office. Please contact this Core for enquiries.
Portions of equipment used by members of the Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center (DERC) are paid for by a Center grant. Center members are reminded to acknowledge DERC Center grant (P30 DK063720) contributions with ‘This research was supported by grants x, y from NIH P30 DK063720”.