For NIC Users from UW-Madison labs:
- There is no charge for receiving training on any NIC microscope. Please submit a training request at least a week in advance. Training is best done using your own sample so we can be sure the scope is working well for your experiment.
- User fees are charged by the signup (not by the hour). Signups can be up to 4 hours long, three times a week during peak times (M-F, 8am-6pm).
- One signup costs $120.
- For off-peak usage during evenings and weekends, one signup can be longer than 4 hours and the user will still only be billed for one signup. Note that quotas are subject to change depending on capacity.
- Once an entire lab’s NIC signup total hits 40 during the fiscal year (May 16 to May 15), then that lab becomes a Major User of the NIC. Please contact Sarah for more information.